Where to Buy Kokeshi Dolls in the UK

Posted by in Japanese Gifts, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

Believed to have originated during the Edo period (1600 – 1868), hand carved wooden kokeshi dolls were traditionally sold to people visiting onsen (hot springs) in Northern Japan. They later took on a more symbolic meaning, becoming tokens of love and friendship. This guide outlines the typical traits of contemporary and traditional kokeshi dolls and gives guidance on where to buy kokeshi dolls in the UK.