Kokeshi is a doll  made in Japan for generations. To the US it is akin to the clothes peg doll. Though wood is the traditional material, in an inspired moment Gregory decided to create his line of Kokeshi's in gemstone and precious metals. Hiroku is a completed favorite shown below. In this series of blogs I will show you several stages in the creation of a Kokeshi, which can amount to hundreds of hours of work, so be patient because this may take a while!

 Hiroku Kokeshi

Hiroku Kokeshi

 Hunting for a stone for the body of Kokeshi #11

Hunting for a stone for the body of Kokeshi #11

 grinding the body

grinding the body