Koke-shka & Mato-Kokeshi


Right: Shichi fuku-Jin nesting doll brought into Russia in 1890.

            (One child piece is missing unfortunately)


Left: The oldest Matryoshka in existence at Russia. Made in 1890s.




  Woddy base of Kokeshi and Matryoshka each went over to the other country.
Then the new wooden dolls were perfected by the craftsmens in Japan and Russia.  It looks like sisters are exchanging their wears.


  We really hope that both of two different craftsmanship and the friendship are inherited for the future and our cultural exchange will be deepened.



"Shall we try exchange of our clothes?"


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