Japan Kokeshi Museum

A giant kokeshi welcomes you to a museum specializing in the famous Japanese kokeshi doll!

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The Japan Kokeshi Museum focuses on the traditional handicraft of the Naruko area, the kokeshi doll. Beginning with a collection of 600 exhibits by poet and writer of children’s stories, Kaname Fukazawa, there are also other displays including kokeshi dolls donated by famous people. You can also view the creation of kokeshi by artisans and even try your hand at painting some of them.
Business Hours

Open: Normal hours 8:30am ~ 5pm            December 9am ~ 4pm     Close: January 1st-March 31st
Adult: 320 YEN

High school students 160 yen  Junior high school students 110 yen Elementary school students 80 yen
74-2,Shitomae,Naruko onsen, Osaki, Miyagi
(0229) 83-3600

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6 years ago
Interesting Japanese dolls
Visiting this museum for me was more interesting for knowing more about Japanese culture and traditional toys, rather than because I am interested in kokeshi themselves. There are really many different types of kokeshi, and they are all hand-made which makes each of them so unique.
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