5 1/2-inch Cherry Blossom Kokeshi Doll
- 5 1/2 inches tall X 2 3/4 inches diameter
- Made in Japan
- Individually boxed
A wonderful example of Japanese artistry, this lovely Kokeshi doll is hand polished, carved, painted and finished with lacquer from wood that has been sun dried for six to twelve months. Dressed in traditional kimono, Kokeshi dolls are widely considered children's toys in Japan, as well as symbols of hope for bountiful harvests, good luck and fortune, while embodying an appreciation for quality craftsmanship and culture. We think ours in her cherry kimono makes a lovely addition to spring decor in your home or on your table.
Spring in Washington celebrates the cherry trees and their beautiful pink and white flowers that bloom in late March. Every year, Cherry Blossom Festival performers put on a colorful show right in front of the National Archives steps. The majority of the trees are located near the Tidal Basin, where they are most popularly viewed. The Japanese cherry trees were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. The National Archives holds many records related to the United States' relationship with Japan.