• Works by Akihiro Sakurai

    Hiina

  • Inspired by traditional Hinaningyo dolls, Hiina utilizes techniques of kokeshi, such as lathe and painting, to realize unique Hinaningyo-style dolls. Previous generation Shoji invented it and current generation Akihiro inherited it, having been developing it ever since. Lavishly decorated by finest kokeshi painting skills, Hiina is characterized by serene atmosphere and gentle expression that are unmistakably taken from kokeshi.

    Tamahime

    Ohinasama

    Snuggling Hiina

    Hanatama

    Ohinasama

    Kokeshi Hina Shoji Style

    Tachibina

    Ohinasama (Pagoda Tree)

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