Naito Hyozo


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Naitō Heizō (内藤兵蔵)  Made by Naitō Heizō in Akita Prefecture. Poem reads: The flowers withered, their color faded away, while meaninglessly I spent my days in the world, and the long rains were falling.  Naitō Heizō (内藤兵蔵)  These Kokeshi are often called Akita Komachi.   The term derrived from a waka poet who was not only a great poet but also beautiful. Thus 小野小町, Ono no komachi, おのの こまち is used often to describe something beautiful on many products even rice!