Yesterday, I talked about the dolls I had growing up. Dolls are a part of all cultures. Folk artists create dolls in countries all over the world. In Japan, folk artists make Kokeshi dolls.
Traditional Kokeshi dolls shown above, according to Wikipedia are
"handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of Kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs. The bottom is marked with the signature of the artist."
Modern style Kokeshi dolls don't adhere to the structure of the traditional dolls.
Above is a cute modern Kokeshi doll, isn't she adorable?