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Latest kokeshi addition

Latest kokeshi addition

Introducing the latest addition to my kokeshi doll family… My friend rescued this kokeshi for me from the internet as an early birthday present. She’s absolutely gorgeous, but I don’t know anything about her origin. She has a slight wonkiness about her, which I like. The head was separate and just slots on with a … Continue reading

A new addition to my kokeshi family

A new addition to my kokeshi family

Whilst I was at HYPER JAPAN recently I came across a stall selling old kokeshi (こけし) dolls (the stall was part of Kimono De Go). As a collector of kokeshi I was curious to see how much they were charging for dolls which were probably found at flea markets. They hand a range of dolls in … Continue reading

Traditionally Kawaii

Emily over at My Kawaii Space is having a Kawaii Blog Festa, and I couldn’t resist joining in! I like a lot of “kawaii” (cute) things, like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, cupcakes… but today I thought I’d write about something a little different – something traditionally kawaii. This is my collection of Japanese dolls. There are … Continue reading

Hello, Dolly!

March 3rd is Hina-matsuri (雛祭り/Doll’s Festival) in Japan. Hina-matsuri, also known as “Girl’s Day” is an annual celebration which began in the Heian period. In February families which have daughters display Hina dolls in their homes. The dolls are then taken down straight after the festival. It is said that it’s bad luck to leave … Continue reading