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Melody by Miura Setsuko born in 1952 in Akita Prefecture a female Kokeshi Artisan and winner of the Minister of Education Award.  Special thanks to Hayabusa for helping us identify the maker as Miura Setsuko and to Juanita Guy who identified the title as "Melody" : Melody, Song, Sing, Flower  Miura Setsuko (1952-)  Sazamai Dance which is Eagle dancing. This particular dance is performed in festive occation like New Years. The dance is thought to vanish unhappyness. This is a Shingata style Kokeshi Design. Setsuko has been awarded several awards at All Nippon Kokeshi contest since 1974.  Miura Setsuko  Miura Setsuko 3