Painting kokeshi is fun, fun, fun!
Three years ago, when I lived in Okinawa for 6 months, I went crazy over kokeshi. I bought tons of them for me to keep as well as to give away to relatives. Here is my post about kokeshi three years ago — Kokeshi.
Kokeshi is translated as wooden dolls.
There are two kinds of kokeshi …
…. and the creative kind.
Fast forward last month in Sendai, I got so excited upon hearing that part of the tour I signed up to was visiting a kokeshi museum.
And part of the visit was painting a kokeshi.
I did a horrible job with mine, but it’s still fun to me anyways. And yes, I made mine girly. 😛
I now have even greater mad respect to professional kokeshi makers.
I really loved our trip to Sendai and the chance to paint a kokeshi because I don’t usually do any actual cultural activities.
I bought me some more kokeshi, and I get to bring home what I painted. WEEEE!!! 😀
Last Call …
If you’re ever in Japan, I suggest kokeshi for a great souvenir.