【CONDITION: Excellent: Pre Owned】
Creative Kokeshi Doll by Ryoka Aoki "Mizugami hot spring"
This kokeshi is one of the great artists, Ryoka Aoki's work.
She won the most prestigious award the Japanese prime minister award four times.
That is an extraordinal achievement that makes her works more valuable.
There is a great story about her when the Japanese empress saw one of her kokeshi work, she was fascinated.
In the end, the emperor told her that she should purchase because obviously she was already fallen in love with the one.
Since then her name became more popular and too popular to get even in the secondhand market.
Approximately 70*70*80 (mm)/ 125g
Most of the items I sell are vintage; they are second hand, old, sometimes very old.
I try to describe and photograph my items honestly, however, if the pristine condition is very important to you, I feel you should be buying from a regular shop, where you can inspect the items personally.
PLEASE NOTE: All my items are sold "as is", with no warranty implied, and that the photos form part of the description, which should be read carefully.