Okuyama Kuraji (奥山 庫治)

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Okuyama, Kuraji (奥山 庫治)  YOB 1934-2008 Master Okuyama, Kiyoji. Beautifully decorated with a base start in yellow and rokuro moyo  (lathe lines) in red and green. A total of 5  kasane-giku (stacked) mums in red with their green foliage complete the look for this Kokeshi.  Okuyama, Kuraji (奥山 庫治)  YOB 1934-2008 Master Okuyama, Kiyoji. The body is decorated with rokuro moyo (lathe lines) in red and kasane-giku (stacked) mum pattern with green foliage that has slightly faded with time giving it a gratifying aged look.  Okuyama, Kuraji (奥山 庫治)  YOB 1934-2008 Master Okuyama, Kiyoji. The still bold colors on this vintage Kokeshi make it a beautiful piece to admire. Rokuro moyo (lathe lines) in purple and red were placed at the top and bottom. The main body has beautiful peony's with their green stems and leaves.  While difficult to tell from the image, a yellow base paint has been lightly applied.  Okuyama, Kuraji (奥山 庫治)  YOB 1934 Master Okuyama Kiyoji. Maraca type with azuki beans inside the head. Lovely Dianthus Caryophyllus (fringed carnations) pattern was used to decorate this Kokeshi. Although it is a vintage piece it has retained a strong red color and a hint of the yellow base with fading green stems.