Tuesday 12 July 2022

Stunning kokeshi doll that can balance spinning tops!

This is an interesting kokeshi ornament with spinning tops - signed by Hayashi.  The head is detachable and can also be used as a top!

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Japanya's new look!


We've tweaked a few thing on our website to make navigation a little easier.  If you come across any issues while browsing through our Japanese products please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Monday 21 March 2022

Name in Japanese Pendant

 Silver coloured Pendant etched with your choice of name or phrase in JAPANESE.  Available on our Etsy Orinique shop.

Fantastic Ichimatsu Japanese Dolls - boy and girl pair - in shichi-go-san traditional costumes

These are beautiful vintage Japanese Ichimatshu dolls wearing Shichi-Go-San costumes. The girl is wearing a blue silk furisode (long-sleeved) kimono with a chrysanthemum design and authentic obi. The detail is wonderful - she even has has a little purse hanging from her obi. The boy is wearing a beautiful haori (complete with miniature himo strings) decorated with samurai ships.
The dolls' faces are flesh coloured with facial features hand painted on. Their eyes appear to be made of glass.

Sunday 27 February 2022

Japanese Hinamatsuri Doll Festival (3rd March)

This is an adorable Hinamatsuri style kokeshi doll pair available at our Etsy shop TheKokeshiDollShop

Hinamatsuri (doll festival) on March 3 is a special day in Japan to celebrate female children and pray for their continued health and happiness.

Wednesday 2 February 2022

This is a lovely pair of vintage kokeshi dolls featuring hand painted scenes of Miyajima

This Japanese doll couple feature scenes from Miyajima and parts of a poem / song about Miyajima.


" Go around Miyajima, it's seven villages, it's seven seas, and seven Ebisu* "

*Japanese God of fishermen 

Available on our Etsy store The Kokeshi Doll Shop.