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Abe Ichigoro (阿部市五郎)  This kijishi produced Naruko kokeshi for a short period of time. He is a Kijiyama Craftsmen  Abe Ichigoro (阿部市五郎)  This kijishi produced Naruko kokeshi for a short period of time. He is a Kijiyama Craftsmen  Akiyama Chuichi (秋山 忠市)  Akiyama Chuichi (秋山 忠市) 
Akiyama Chuichi (秋山 忠市)  Akiyama Chuichi (秋山 忠市)  Akiama Kazuo (秋山一雄)  Akiama Kazuo (秋山一雄)  Listed as a Zao craftsman however some samples exist where they clearly have Naruko features. May have transitioned at some point. 
Akiama Kazuo (秋山一雄)  Listed as a Zao craftsman however some samples exist where they clearly have Naruko features. May have transitioned at some point.  Akiama Kazuo (秋山一雄)  Akiyama Tadao (秋山 忠男)  Akiyama Tadao (秋山 忠男) 
Ayukawa Eikichi  (鮎川 栄吉)  Special thanks to Nancy and Tomoko for assisting in identifying this signature.  Ayukawa Eikichi  (鮎川 栄吉)  Chubachi Kimio (中鉢 君雄)  Chubachi Kimio (中鉢 君雄) 
Chubachi Kimio (中鉢 君雄)  Ebina Ichiro_S1 (Naruko) 海老名 一郎  Ebina Ichiro_S2 (Naruko) 海老名 一郎  Endo Takashi (遠藤孝志) 
Endo, Toshio (遠藤利夫)  Endo, Toshio (遠藤利夫)  Gohei Komatsu (小松五平)  Goto Akira (後藤 皓) 
Goto Akira (後藤 皓)  Sometimes seen as Hiroshi.  Goto Akira (後藤 皓)  Goto Akira (後藤 皓)  Goto Kizou (後藤 希三) 
Goto Kizou (後藤 希三)  Goto Kizou (後藤 希三)  Goto Kizou (後藤 希三)  Contributed by Nancy T. (Domo!)  Goto Kizo(後藤希三)  Correction: Initially thought to be Tanno Katsuji. (Signature contributed by Nancy T. translation provided by Hashimoto Masaaki) 
Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子) 
Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子)  Hayasaka Setsuko (早坂せつ子) 
Hayasaka Toshinari(早坂利成)  Hayasaka Toshinari (早坂利成)  Honda Isao (本田功)  Artist classified as Tsugaru but makes 2 styles Naruko is the other.  Honda Isao (本田功)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé 
Honda Isao (本田功)  Artist classified as Tsugaru but makes 2 styles Naruko is the other.  Honma Tomegoro (本間 留五郎)  Honma Tomegoro (本間 留五郎)  Honma Tomegoro (本間 留五郎) 
Igarashi Isamu (五十嵐 勇)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé  Igarashi Isamu (五十嵐 勇)  Igarashi Isamu_S2 (Naruko) NT FB  (五十嵐 勇)  Thanks to Nancy T. for sharaing this image  Igarashi Isamu (五十嵐 勇) 
Ishihara Hideo (石原 日出男)  Ishihara Hideo (石原 日出男)  Ito Akinori (伊藤昭徳)  Ito Akinori (伊藤昭徳) 
Ito Akinori (伊藤昭徳)  Itō Shōichi (伊藤長一)  Itō Shōichi (伊藤松一)  Sometimes seen as Choichi/Shouchi  Itō Shōichi 伊藤松一 (1924-)  Contributed by Marc A.  Identified by Sarah L. 
Ito Fumihiro (伊藤文博)  Ito Matsusaburo (伊藤松三郎)  Ito Matsusaburo (伊藤松三郎)  Ito Matsusaburo (伊藤松三郎) 
Ito Matsusaburo (伊藤松三郎)  Izu Mamoru (伊豆護) Oshin  Izu Mamoru (伊豆護) Oshin  Izu Mamoru(伊豆護) Oshin  "Yamagata Plefecture Ginzan Onsen Izu mamoru".山形県 銀山温泉 伊豆 護 
Izu Sadao  Izu Toru (伊豆徹)  Izu Toru (伊豆徹)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé  Kakizawa Korenobu AKA Yoshinobu(柿沢是伸)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé 
Kakizawa Korenobu AKA Yoshinobu(柿沢是伸)  Dr. Hashimoto Masaaki (@Kokeshiwiki) provided the name translation as Korenobu. However, it is predominantly seen translated as Yoshinobu  Kakizawa Korenobu AKA Yoshinobu(柿沢是伸)  Dr. Hashimoto Masaaki (@Kokeshiwiki) provided the name translation as Korenobu. However, it is predominantly seen translated as Yoshinobu  Kakizawa Korenobu AKA Yoshinobu(柿沢是伸)  Dr. Hashimoto Masaaki (@Kokeshiwiki) provided the name translation as Korenobu. However, it is predominantly seen translated as Yoshinobu  Kakizawa Koretaka (柿沢是隆作) 
Kakizawa Koretaka (柿沢是隆作)  Kakizawa Koretaka (柿沢是隆作)  Kakizawa,  Mariko (柿沢真理子) Signed with 1st name only 真理子  Thanks to Sarah Lim for providing signature image.  Kakizawa,  Mariko (柿沢真理子) Signed with 1st name only 真理子  Sometimes seen as Marioko 
Kakizawa,  Mariko (柿沢真理子) Signed with 1st name only 真理子  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé  KATAKURA TOMIO  KATAKURA TOMIO  Signature contributed by Marc A.  KATAKURA TOMIO 
KATAKURA TOMIO - Rotated  Kawamura Mamoru (河村守)  Kawamura Mamoru (河村守)  Contributed by: J. Obrien Moses  Kawamura Seitaro(河村清太郎) 
Moriya Kazuo (森谷和男)  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  1931 ~ 2010 Master Kishi Masao 
Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  1931 ~ 2010 Master Kishi Masao  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  1931 ~ 2010 Master Kishi Masao  Kishi Masanori (岸正規)  1931 ~ 2010 Master Kishi Masao 
Kishi Masao  Contributed by Louise M. Translation by Yoshio K.  Kishi Masaaki (Masao?) (1959 Naruko)  Kishi-Masaki (岸正章)  Kishi-Masaki (岸正章) 
Kojima Chojiro (小島長治郎)  Kojima Chojiro (小島長治郎)  Koyama Kesaki (小山今朝記)  Kudo Chuji (工藤 忠二) 
Kumagai Tadashi (熊谷正)  Kumagai Tadashi (熊谷正)  Kumagai Tadashi (熊谷正)  Kumagai Yaich (熊谷弥市) 
Kumagai Yaichi (熊谷弥市)  Kumagai Yaich (熊谷弥市)  Kumagai Yaich (熊谷弥市)  Maehara Yasuo 
Matsuda Hatsumi (松田初見)  Matsuda Hatsumi  (松田初見)  Matsuda Hatsumi  (松田初見)  Matsuda Hatsumi (松田初見) 
Matsuda Masumi (松田真澄)  Matsuda Masumi (松田真澄)  Matsuda Mitsuo (松田三夫)  Matsuda Mitsuo (松田三夫) 
Matsuda Tomohiro (松田大弘)  Matsutani Sinkichi (松谷 伸吉)  Photo: Trish D Translation: Eriko S.  Matsutani Sinkichi (松谷 伸吉)  Photo: Trish D Translation: Eriko S.  Matsutani Sinkichi (松谷 伸吉) 
Matsutani Sinkichi (松谷 伸吉)  Moriya Kazuo (森谷和男)  Moriya Kazuo (森谷和男)  Moriya Kazuo (森谷和男) 
Nobunao Takahashi (高橋 宣直)  Ogata Michinori  Ogata Michinori_s DOB 1935-1987 Master Kojima Shinjiro Naruko  Okazaki Jinji (岡崎仁治) 
Okazaki Jinji_S (岡崎仁治)  Thanks to Peter Slootmans for contributing this image to the album  Okazaki_Jjnji (岡崎仁治)  Okazaki Sei'ichi(岡崎斉一)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé  Okazaki Sei'ichi (岡崎斉一) 
Okazaki Seishi (岡崎斉司)  Okazaki Seishi(岡崎斉司)  Okazaki Seishi(岡崎斉司)  Okazaki Seishi(岡崎斉司) 
Okazaki Seishi(岡崎斉司)  Okazaki Seishi(岡崎斉司)  Okazaki Shima (岡崎 島) 岡崎島(おかざきし)  Female artist (1932~1975. Thanks to Celia F. for contribution of signature photo.  Okazaki Shima (岡崎 島) 
Okazaki Shima (岡崎 島)  Okazaki Yasuo_S1 (Naruko) 岡崎 靖男  Okazaki Yasuo (岡崎 靖男)  Onuma Chikara (大沼力) 
Onuma Chikara (大沼力)  Contributed by Nancy Togami  Onuma Chikara (大沼力)  Onuma Hideaki (大沼 秀顕)  Onuma Hideaki (大沼 秀顕) 
Onuma Hideaki (大沼 秀顕)  Onuma Hideaki (大沼 秀顕)  Onuma Hidenori (大沼秀則)  Onuma Hidenori (大沼秀則) 
Onuma Hideo (大沼秀雄)  AKA Oonuma Hideo  Onuma Hideo (大沼秀雄)  Onuma Hideo (大沼秀雄)  Photo: Ania A Confirmation of Craftsman Signature by Masaaki Hashimoto-san.  Onuma Hideo (大沼秀雄) 
Onuma Iwazo(大沼岩蔵)  Onuma Kengo (大沼 健吾)  Onuma Kengo (大沼 健吾)  Onuma Kengo (大沼 健吾)  Thanks to Nancy T. for sharaing this image 
Onuma Kengo (大沼 健吾)  Onuma, Kenzaburo (大沼 健三郎)  Onuma Kenzaburo (大沼 健三郎)  Onuma Kenzaburo (大沼 健三郎) 
Onuma Kenzaburo_S3 (Naruko) 大沼 健三郎  Onuma Kenzaburo_S4 (Naruko) YJPN (大沼 健三郎)  Thanks to Nancy T. for sharaing this image  Onuma, Kimiko  (大沼君子)  Onuma Kimiko (大沼君子) 
Onuma Kimiko (大沼君子) sometimes Kumiko  Onuma MatagoroU (大沼 又五郎)  Onuma Satoru (大沼覚)  Contributor: Kristin McHugh  Onuma Toshiharu (大沼俊春) 
Onuma Toshiharu (大沼俊春)  Sakae Shida (志田栄)  Sakurai Akihiro (桜井 昭寛)  Sakurai Akihiro (桜井 昭寛) 
Sakurai Akihiro_S2 (Naruko).jpg  Thanks to Nancy T. for sharaing this image  Sakurai Akihiro (桜井 昭寛)  Sakurai Akihiro (桜井 昭寛)  Thanks Maitland Dunwoody‎ for photo of alternate signature  Sakurai Kou (桜井 こう)  Thanks to Nancy T. for sharaing this image 
Sakurai Kou (桜井 こう)  Sakurai Kou (桜井 こう)  Sakurai Mannojo (桜井 万之丞)  Sakurai Mannojo (桜井 万之丞) 
Sakurai Shoji (桜井 昭二)  Sakurai Shoji (桜井 昭二)  Sakurai Shoji (桜井 昭二)  Thanks to Nancy T for contributing this signature.  Sakurai Shoji (桜井 昭二) 
Sakurai Shoji (桜井 昭二)  Sansa Shigure (NEEDS VALIDATION)  Sato Kazuo (佐藤一夫)  Sato Kimiko 
Sato, Kozue (佐藤 こずえ)  Sato Minoru (佐藤 実)  Thanks to Nancy T. for contributing this signature.  Sato Minoru (佐藤 実)  Sato Minoru (佐藤 実) 
Sato Minoru (佐藤 実)  Sato Minoru (佐藤 実)  Sato Minoru (佐藤實=佐藤実)  Sato Mitsuko 佐藤 みつ子 
Sato Mitsuko (佐藤 みつ子)  Sato Sanji or Seiji? if Seiji (佐藤 誠次)  Sato Suzuko (佐藤 すづ子)  Sato Suzuko (佐藤 すづ子) 
Sato Toshio (佐藤俊夫) 1939  Sato Toshio (佐藤俊雄) 1935  Sato Toshio (佐藤俊雄) 1939  Sato Toshio (佐藤俊雄) 
Sato Yoshihiro (佐藤賀宏)  Sato Yoshihiro (佐藤賀宏)  Sato Yoshihiro (佐藤賀宏)  Sato Toshio (佐藤俊夫) 1939 
Shinichi Kato (加藤 信一)  Shoichi Endo (遠藤正一)  Shoichi Endo 1936 brother of Toshio Endo. Signature Katrina Jago Collection  Shuetsu Kashima (鹿島 秀悦)  Sugai Kunio (須貝 国男) 
Sugai Kunio (須貝 国男)  Sugai, Kunio (須貝 国男)  Sugawara Kazuhira (菅原 和平)  Sugawara Kazuhira(菅原和平) 
Sugawara Kunimi  (菅原 くに)  Female Artist YOB 1948 Master  Sugawara Kazuhira & Seishi Okazaki  Sugawara Kunimi (菅原 くに)  Female Artist YOB 1948 Master  Sugawara Kazuhira & Seishi Okazaki  Sugawara Kunimi (菅原 くに)  Thanks to Kazuko McCraken for identifying this signature for us.  Sugawara Kunimi (菅原 くに)  Female Artist YOB 1948 Master  Sugawara Kazuhira & Seishi Okazaki 
Sugawara Masahide (菅原昌秀)  Sugawara Naoyoshi (菅原直義)  Sugawara Naoyoshi (菅原直義)  Contributor: Aron Ching  Sugawara Osamu (菅原修) 
Sugawara Osamu  Suguwara Kazuhira (菅原 和平)  Suguwara Kazuhira  Sugawara Naoyoshi (菅原直義)  Sugawara Naoyoshi (菅原直義) 
SUMIKO MATSUDA (松田すみ子)  SUMIKO MATSUDA (松田すみ子)  Suzuki Toshiyuki (鈴木 俊幸)  Suzuki Unkichi (鈴木 運吉) 
Suzuki Unkichi (鈴木 運吉)  Suzuki Unkichi (鈴木 運吉)  Suzuki Yutaka(鈴木豊)  Suzuki Yutaka(鈴木豊) 
Suzuko Sato (佐藤 すづ子)  Tadao Akiyama (秋山 忠男)  Tadao Matsuda (松田忠雄)  Tadao Matsuda (松田忠雄) 
Takahashi,  Masako (高橋正子)  Takahashi Matsuko (高橋松子)  Takahashi Matsuko (高橋松子)  Takahashi Morio (高橋盛雄) 
Takahashi Morio (高橋盛雄)  Takahashi Morio (高橋盛雄)  Takahashi Sadasuke(高橋定助)  Takahashi Sakari 
Takahashi Sakari(高橋盛)  Takahashi Sakari  Takahashi Seigo  Takahashi Shogo (高橋 正吾) 
Takahashi Shogo (高橋 正吾)  Takahashi Shogo (高橋 正吾)  Takahashi Shogo (高橋 正吾)  Takahashi Takeo (高橋 武男)  Photo: Ania Ania, Identification of Signature Masaaki Hashimoto 
Takahashi, Takeo  (高橋 武男)  Takahashi Takeo (高橋 武男)  TAKAHASHI, TAKEO  (高橋 武男)  Takahashi, Takeo  (高橋 武男) 
Takahashi Taketoshi (高橋 武俊)  Takahashi Tatsuko (高橋達子)  Takahashi Tatsuko(高橋達子)  Takahashi Teruyuki (高橋輝行) 
Takahashi Teruyuki_S2 (高橋輝行)  Toshifumi Takahashi (高橋敏文)  DOB 1951 ~ 2000 (NARUKO) JPNSTP.jpg  Takahashi Yoshikazu (高橋義一)  Takao Ozawa (小沢 孝雄) 
Takase Tokio (高瀬時雄)  Takase Tokio (高瀬時雄)  Takase Tokio (高瀬時雄)  Takahashi Yoshinao (高橋宣直) 
Takahashi Yoshinao (高橋宣直)  Takahashi Yoshinao (高橋宣直)  Takijima Shigeru  Ooba Shigeru(大場茂)now Takishima Shigeru  (滝島茂)  Photo: Mel P | Translation: James-Henry H, Nancy T, Masaaki H. Note: OOBA Masahiko 大場政彦. His original last name was Ohba. Shigeru he was adopted by the Takishima family and changed his last name to Takishima. (1936 - 2008). Info collected via FBG KokeshiVillage 
Takishima Shigeru (滝島茂)  Takishima Shigeru (滝島茂)  Takishima Shigeru (滝島茂)  Tomio Katakura (1936)  鳴子系片倉富夫工人 Contributed by Marc Anthony Translated by Kenjirou Satou 
Toshio Satou (佐藤俊夫)  Tsuchiya Kosaku(土谷幸作)  Tsuchiya Kosaku(土谷幸作)  Tsuchiya, Kousaku_S1 (Naruko) 
Tsuchiya, Kousaku (土屋 幸作)  Ueno Yoshinori (上野 義則)  Yanamoto Yutaka  Yoshida Katsunori (吉田 勝範) 
Yoshida Takeshige  Yusa Fukuju (遊佐 福寿)  (Naruko & Creative).jpg  Yusa Fukuju (遊佐 福寿)  (Naruko & Creative)  Yusa Fukuju (遊佐 福寿)  (Naruko - Creative) 
Yusa Hiroshi_S (Naruko) 遊佐 博志  Contributed by Mel P  Yusa, Taeko (Naruko) 遊佐 妙子  Yusa, Taeko (遊佐 妙子)  Photo: Amandine Rebiffé  Yusa, Taeko_S1 (Naruko) 遊佐 妙子 
Yusa Toshihiko(遊佐寿彦)  Yusa Toshihiko(遊佐寿彦)  (Naruko - Creative)  Yusa,Yasuo (遊佐 泰雄)  Yusa,Yasuo (遊佐 泰雄) 
Yusa,Yasuo (遊佐 泰雄)