Wood Japanese Doll - Black
Kokeshi doll originated in Northern Japan in the early 19th century as a souvenir for those visiting Japan's Tohoku hot spring resorts. Their original function was to be used as a massage tool by spa bathers: hence their rounded figure and limbless body. Overtime however, the dolls gained spiritual significance as they began representing a wish for a healthy child. Today Kokeshi dolls are regarded as a good luck charm and beloved by children, adults and collectors alike.