Kokoshi Doll from Japan - vintage
Tallest: height 32cm, diameter at base 7.25. Rare segmented torso - writing on part (see detail below), woven coloured grass segment and hand painted illustration of house, water and two storks.
Signed and originated from Okayama Karakuen - handwritten poem on front of doll translates as "I grew up in Okajama, Bizen, I haven't seen a tree yet". The place is famous for its historical gardens. Further photos are available on request.