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Issetsu Kuribayashi
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One of Issetsu SignaturesBorn in Yonezawa City began his Kokeshi career in 1955. His works were displayed in the Government Pavilion of the Japan International Exposition held in Osaka in 1970 and at the Nuremberg Toy Museum in Germany.
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Miyagawa Kunio
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Miyagawa KunioBorn in 1933 started making Kokeshi when he was around 23 years old. He is a multi-award winner including the Prime Minister Award which he won twice.
Miyajima Muhitsu
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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.
Miyashita Hajime
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Born in 1940 and has won multiple awards including the prime minister prize in 1977. In 1969, his works were purchased by the Crowned Prince & Princess.
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