Yuji Okamoto

OKAIMONO/ Artisans, Kokeshi Dolls, Lifestyle

The eldest son of the first Usaburo.
Born in Shibukawa City, Gunma Prefecture in 1948. Studied under his father from the age of 22.

His generosity overlaps with his creative style, which simply expresses the comfort and warmth of people and everyday life.
In 2013, he was commended as a meritorious person in Gunma prefecture, leading the creative kokeshi industry in Gunma.

– the Prime Minister’s Award
– the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award at the National Modern Kokeshi Exhibition in 1997

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