Kokeshi dolls are simple wooden toys in human form, and have been produced in the Tohoku region of Japan for many centuries. The dolls are made by attaching a round head to a cylindrical torso made on a wheel, and decorating the torso with simple colors. The kokeshi dolls of this region have a thick torso decorated with paintings of chrysanthemums and safflowers, and slightly rounded shoulders, and also feature a distinctive large head inserted into the body.
- Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata
- Admission Fee
- 300 yen for one doll
- Sundays, 13:00-16:00 (reception by 15:30)