The kokeshi cat doll or Nekokeshi is handmade in Japan. These cute, cat-shaped kokeshi dolls fit in the palm of your hand. The grain of the wood differs from one doll to another. All of the carving and painting is done by hand.
The texture of the cypress (hinoki) material can be felt since no protective coating is
applied. The paints are water-soluble pigments, which are also safe for the
environment. Use it as a lucky charm, decoration, or as an air freshener for your bag or drawers. #seriouslykawaii
Please note rubbing the painted part strongly may cause color transfer.
⍉ 1.5" x H 2.87"
In Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture, the traditional craft of assembling the wooden parts of chests of drawers for ships has been passed down for generations. They do not use nails or screws to assemble the wooden parts. Kato Mokko aims for sustainable production with consideration for the environment and avoids using petroleum-based resin parts and packaging materials to the furthest extent possible.
They use wood from Yamagata Prefecture’s Shonai region, where Sakata is located, to develop products that convey history and culture.