• Works by Akihiro Sakurai


  • Naruko is one of prime kokeshi production area, earning a famous phrase "Collection of kokeshi begins and ends in Naruko." Naruko Kokeshi is said to have started at the end of Edo period (latter half of 19th century). Having produced kokeshi here in Naruko for five generations, Sakurai family embodies the tradition of Naruko kokeshi, and on this page are kokeshi works by current craftperson Akihiro Sakurai.

    Iwazo Style

    Jinshiro Style

    Shoji Style

    Eikichi Style

    Kou Style

    Early Kokeshi Style

    Kenzaburo Style

    Mannojo Style

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