Dolls have been an irreplaceable part of Japanese life from ancient times to the present day, as a symbol of festivals and daily life.
Koikko Matsuzaki Ningyo has been making dolls for over 100 years since its establishment in 1921.
We create dolls with originality by making everything from the head (kashira) to the body and costumes ourselves. Considering the diversifying lifestyles and changing needs of the times. We produce not only Sekku dolls but also various other types of dolls, and we are also the workshop that inherits the traditional crafts "Edo Kimekomi Dolls" and "Edo Sekku Dolls," which have a history of over 100 years and are recognized by the government.
This rhinoceros ornament is made using the Edo Kimekomi doll technique.
The body is made of paulownia wood and glue, then coated with gofun, a traditional method of making Kimekomi dolls.
The cloth is made of pure silk, mainly from Kyoto Nishijin textiles. The white part of the back is covered with a layer of ultra-thin Japanese paper called Tengujyo-shi, and the corners are covered with gold powder and polished using a technique called Kindei.
Traditional craftsman (Edo Kimekomi dolls, Edo Sekku dolls), designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Tokyo Metropolitan Traditional Craftsman, designated by the Governor of Tokyo
Regular Member of the Japan Crafts Association