2 Muhitsu was born in 1929 and it is believed he began making Kokeshi in 1942. He was originally a traditional style kijishi, and studied under Kichitaro Kobayashi (Yamagata). It appears that he later in the 1940s decided to switch over to the creative Kokeshi form. Muhitsu won many awards including the coveted Prime Minister's prize in 1973.
3 Tsubaki - Camellia
4 Sakulra - Cherry Blossom
7 Kitaguni - Wintry Weather
8 Hanagokoro - Flower Heart
10Miyajima Muhitsu Sato no ko, country kid
11Sambiki Saru This trio by Miyajima Muhitsu is representative of Sambiki Saru, the "Three Mystic Apes". They are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil.
12Komorebi (木漏れ日), which means the sunshine filtering through the leaves of a tree Kigi no Komorebi - Sunlight throuh trees
13Komorebi (木漏れ日), which means the sunshine filtering through the leaves of a tree Kigi no Komorebi - Sunlight throuh trees