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vintage japanese letter kokeshi

vintage japanese letter kokeshi

regular price $48.00
regular price sale price $48.00
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Styled as a tanuki (a playful and irreverent spirit from japanese folklore), this cheeky figure opens at the base to reveal a vintage letter. Once used as a form of souvenir postcard, kokeshi such as these were purchased at onsen and other tourist locations, entrusted with a missive, and sent on their merry way. 

Listing is for one tenuki letter kokeshi.


• wood
• paper


• base width 1.8cm
• height 12cm


This vintage piece has lived for many years in Japan and bears the gentle patina of time. Please expect some minor surface marks or fading.

Please find it a home away from strong sunlight and humidity, and wipe with a clean dry cloth when necessary.


Individually hand-sourced in Japan and curated in Hobart

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