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Hashime, Takahashi Creative Modern Kokeshi
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Hashime Takahashi (1918 ~ 2002)  Because he had learned Japanese water painting before coming to Kokeshi making, he was considered the best plum painting kokeshi artist. Famous Kokeshi critic, Yamanaka Nobori said about him, "because he was grown among traditional Kokeshi artist, we can see traditional aspect of Kokeshi in his sosaku kokeshi. He is like illusionist or magic in doing so". He also had a professional level in creating brightly painted papier Mache animals and also did ceramics.
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Takahashi
Akinori Takahashi is son of Takahashi Hashime. He is running Hashime Kobo Labo in Sendai and is into other crafts such as bowl making, he hardly makes Kokeshi and thus his are harder to find.
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