9Masakido beautiful, vibrant colors from Masakido. This Kokeshi is approx. 4.5 inches tall
10Masakido I really enjoy how Masakido used imperfections in the wood as part of his canvas. This beautiful Kokeshi has a deep crevice from where a water fall naturally cascades towards the bottom. This Kokeshi is about 4.5 inches tall.
23Masakido Masakido really used Kokeshis' body as a canvas. This is an amazing piece the picture really does not do it justice. There are mountains, cascading trees and greenary paths just breath taking. This Kokeshi was made in October of 1972 when Masakido was 62 years old it is 16 inches tall.
24Masakido Another of my favorite Kokeshi by Masakido. This one is like a painting that has come to life beautiful poppy like field design with paint edges defining every inch of its body. This Kokeshi is 16 inches tall
28Masakido I'm sure there is a story behind this little guy. He's just so cute to look at, the colors are vibrant and I almost wish he was a tad bigger than 3 inches.
30Masakido Hybrid Type
33Masakido Ejiko, baby in a basket. Beautiful wood grain and staining with just the right amount of wax
35Masakido I really love this technique. The paint comes to life with all the ragged edges.
36Masakido This is an Ejiko Kokeshi, on the Left is the complete set and pictured to the right is the insert removed from the basket.
46Masakido Meirō (Cheerful), Meisō (Meditative), and Urei (Sorrow). Thanks to James-Henry for assistance in translation of names.
63Masakido - Jizō Written in Sanskrit "KA" Sanskrit Seed Syllable for Jizō Bodhisattva