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Yoshida Takashi  Born in June 1948 in Gunma Prefecture. Attended Kiryu Tech HS majoring in Textile. Worked under Kobayashi inokai; at the age of 30 began making Kokeshi. In '57 won the Minister of Education Award. In 1996 won the Gunma Modern Kokeshi Contest with the highest award, Prime Minister's award.  Yoshida Takashi 2  Hana Kasumi (Flower Mint)  Yoshida Takashi Tamayura  A fleeting moment  Yoshida Takashi Tamayura  A fleeting moment