Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Kokeshi the Japanese wooden doll
About a year ago when I was staying in Tokyo it was the first time I had ever seen a Kokeshi doll, and I fell in love! I bought a bunch to bring back home for myself and for gifts. The lady I bought it from asked me if I was single and I said Yes, then she responded in broken English; The Kokeshi doll will bring you a man. Wow I thought, I better keep two for myself just to increase their powers....but so far still no Mr. Right! :(
The Kokeshi doll reminds me of the Russian nesting doll "babushka", but a much cuter version.
If you are interested in buying one but are not going to Japan any time soon, i'm sure you can find one on Ebay or you can check out Wahooya.com that sells a wide variety at their online store.
Posted by Peggy Kovacic