Kokeshi dolls | Akihiro Sakurai , Kazuo Sato & Yukinori Jinnohara

Kokeshi Dolls originated in North-East Japan as wooden toys for children. They began being produced towards the end of the Edo period (1603~1868) by woodwork artisans, called Kiji-shi, who normally made bowls, trays and other tableware by using a lathe