Kokeshi are artisanal wooden dolls originated from Tohoku. KOKESHI: From Tohoku With Love takes readers to various Kokeshi artisans’ studios and marvel closely at their dolls, both traditional and modern. With several hundred images accompanied by Okazaki’s interviews with the artisans, the book is a comprehensive guide to Kokeshi, as well as the culture and history surrounding these charming dolls.
All proceeds from the book went to Tohoku relief aid.
Author : Manami Okazaki
Published by Kingyo Publishing