A set of cute chirimen decorations for Otsukimi (the moon-viewing festival). Chirimen crafts are often associated with Kyoto.
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A Tsugaru ejiko kokeshi.
A Shimotsuke washi doll made by Japanese-Australian artist Masumi Hiraga Jackson. Shimotsuke dolls originated in Tochigi Prefecture and are one of the most well-known types of washi dolls. This particular doll represents Tomoe Gozen, a famous samurai woman.
A katsura ningyo (wig doll) with six wigs decorated with chirimen, shibori, and paper ornaments. In the mid-20th century, dolls such as the one pictured above were commonly purchased as souvenirs by visitors to Japan.
A neat little video showing the production of Matsukawa daruma, which are made in Sendai.
A Tsuyazaki ningyo warrior from Fukushima Prefecture.
An adorable creative kokeshi with pigtails.