This washi rabbit doll was on display at the Nihonbashi Cherry Blossom Festival one year. The rabbit’s design seems to be based on that of Daikoku-ten, a mallet-wielding Japanese god of prosperity and agriculture. Appropriately enough, he is surrounded by miniature carrots made of washi paper.
Washi dolls on display at the Nihonmachi Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco, CA. Interestingly enough, these dolls have little washi paper sneakers and noses, but like more traditional washi dolls, they lack eyes and mouths.
Welcome! This is a blog about traditional Japanese dolls, including kokeshi, kimekomi dolls, hakata dolls, and washi dolls, among others. There doesn't seem to be much information regarding these dolls on Tumblr, so I'm sharing images and information about them here. Additionally, I'll sometimes post pictures of the dolls I'm working on here. Enjoy! :-D