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Thanks to Social Media and networking with some awesome individuals who were willing to bridge the gap on my behalf KokeshiTrends or simply KT has blossomed and is this year, 2019,  on its 4th year of production. Solely based on volunteers, who selflessly give of their time, and talents. KT features both the vintage dentō Kokeshi as well as trending new dolls. Our followers on Instagram certainly keep us updated with post of new and exciting dolls from Japan.  I am fortunate to have the support of collectors located through-out the world and to learn about their amazing collections. Artist, craftsmen/women have shared their passion for creating with me and our readers and the experience continues to amaze me. Folk-art can sometimes be undervalued, my hope is that people all around the world can begin to recognize the artistry, talent and amazing woodworking skills of Kokeshi artisans. That a new appreciation can lead to an expansion of the art and to the preservation of generations of artistry.

These are some of the people I have had the pleasure and honor to interview, if you have not read KT, why not? It’s free! Have a look at our download section.  

 

Kokeshi Artisans

·         Kokeshi Sakurai / Akihiro Sakurai (2016)

·         Tomohiro Matsuda (2017)

·         Mitsuharu Fujita – COOKIES (2018)

·         Aoki Ryoka (2018)

 

 

Kokeshi Inspired Artist, illustrators, designers, woodblock printers

2016

·         Mena Esterel

·         Joolie Green JoyJo Art

·         Kevin Clark

·         Cathy Cahanding - Caddy Creations Peg Dolls

·         Peter Slootman - Kokeshi Kite

 

2017

·         Katagami Kokeshi - Réka Tóth-Vásárhelyi also 2018

·         Patrick Pathenay - Planéte Kokeshi

·         Gourmet Quilter - Kokeshi Quilting

·         Lisa & Jacob Hodsdon - Naomi Gallery

·         NaLynne Clay – Bonny Bloom Peg Dolls

·         Naomi Crust - Peg & Plum Peg Dolls

·         Cynthia C Gibson – The Amazing Doll also in 2018

·         Nina W. @Virgo Master AKA @Swedish_nightowl – Kokeshi art

·         Silvia Oshiro – Kokeshi Creativa

·         Becky Kemp – Sketchinc

·         Dee Summers - Deeyavu Art & Design

·         Joolie Green - Joyjo Art & Design

2018

·         Shuz-Saya – Artist

·         Blue Bear Vending Co – Joanna Nakamura

·         Tokyo Monogatori – Joanna Nakamura

·         Koke-Shka in Kamakura

·         Art of Jennifer Fujimoto

·         James NG – Steampunk Kokeshi

·         Mitsuharu Fujita – COOKIES

·         Nadav Bechar - @barefootbalu #drought

·         Mowa Mowa

 

 

Shops

Interviewed shop owners (non-artist)

·         Blue Bear Vending Co

·         Bonny Bloom - Peg Dolls

·         Caddy Creations - Peg Dolls

·         Clark Studio Galleries – woodblock prints

·         COOKIES

·         Deeyavu Art & Design

·         Jennifer Fujimoto

·         Joyjo Art and design

·         Katagami Kokeshi

·         Kate Endle illustration & find art

·         Kekokeshi

·         Kimono Flaminia

·         Kokeshi Creativa

·         Kokess

·         Mena Esterel – Kokeshi Skateboards

·         Feitos Perfeitos – Frida Kokeshi Themed Doll  

·         Naomi Gallery

·         Peg & Plum - Peg Dolls

·         Planete Kokeshi

·         Sakurai Kokeshi

·         Shinapari

·         Shuz-Saya

·         Sketchinc

·         The Amazing Doll

·         Tomohiro Matsuda

·         Usaburo Kokeshi

·         Emmabeeyou - Kyle Brink

·         Folkeshi

·         Hayabusa0550

·         Kokeshi Love

·         The Nihon Ya - Kazuko McCracken

·         Neko Box Shop – Carly Hitchcock

·         Nostalgic Kingyo

·         ShopToast – Jeremy Shoda

·         Trish Dizon Carpio - Kokeshi Manila Online

 

 

 

 

Collectors

Subject Matter Experts (SME)

·         Aniko Gyetvai

·         Carol Bura Alnsour

·         Geepee Zambrano

·         Geoffrey Evans

·         Katrina Jago

·         Maria Elena Veg Ghirardi

·         Nancy & Ken Togami

·         Sondi Kokeshi

·         Tamblyn Jones

·         Tara Vea

·         Yvonne Graubaek

2017

Cynthia Shaver - Appraisals Valuations & Auctions

 

 

KT Contributors / Volunteers

Ongoing

·         Justin Velgus

·         Laetitia Hébert

·         Jill Holmgren

·         Nancy Togami

·         @rachcorner

·         Madoka Shinzato

Prior

·         Tamblyn Jones

Guest Contributors / Resources

·         Dr. Jennifer McDowell

·         Kokeshiwiki

·         Réka Tóth-Vásárhelyi

·         Kimono Flaminia – photo contributions

·         Andy Coombs - Translation

 

Other Interviews

·         Naruko Hotel

 

 

 

Special permissions and projects by Kamei Museum pamphlet on Kokeshi created by John and Naoko Treiber over @ Kokeshi Adventures. Usaburo Ltd. has graciously answered many email correspondences and allowed our sister site KokeshiVillage.com to use their images.