Toa Sekiguchi Award-Winning Kokeshi Doll
Chikurin 竹林 – Bamboo Forest
Overall size with Packaging: 150 mm x 150mm x H350mm
Aomori Hiba (Japanese Cypress Wood)
1.7kg (with packaging)
Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Japanese Kokeshi dolls are made with natural wood and various paintings and carvings.
Here are some tips for care and storage to maintain the beauty of the wood grain and the vivid colours.
｜ Avoid direct sunlight
Display indoors away from direct sunlight to prevent sunburn and fading.
Even if you avoid direct sunlight, the color may gradually fade depending on the amount of light and aging.
｜ Do not leave in high temperature and humidity
Avoid displaying it near heat sources or in humid places as it may cause discolouration, mould and cracks.
｜ Do not get wet
Avoid washing or wiping kokeshi dolls with water.
The paint may peel off, discolour, or crack the wood as it dries.
｜ Gently wipe off dust
Remove dust by stroking it with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not rub it strongly or wipe it with a wet cloth as it may cause scratches or discolouration.
｜ Wipe gently before storage
Kokeshi dolls, which are displayed only a few days a year, such as Christmas and New Year, need to be cleaned before they are put in the box. Gently wipe the entire surface with a soft, dry cloth. Then wrap each item in cushioning material such as newspapers, and put it in a box. Then, store the box in a place out of direct sunlight and away from high temperature and humidity.