Hello and welcome to Kokeshi Dolls! This group is for uniting kokeshi enthusiasts across deviantart. If you love collecting, drawing, looking at, or just appreciating kokeshi then please join our group!
Momiji: We haven't forgotten about the Momiji lovers out there! Momiji collectors are more then welcome in our little corner of DA as well!
Kimmidoll: The existence of Kimidolls has been brought to my attention and considering their similarities to kokeshi, they are also a welcome part of our group.
WHAT ARE KOKESHI, MOMIJI, AND KIMMIDOLL?
Kokeshi are little round dolls shaped out of wood, painted, and then given a shiney protective coat over top. For the history of the kokeshi and more information, please see this page over at Wikipedia.
Momiji are little ceramic dolls that have a small opening in the base were a short message can be hidden. They were unleased upon the world in 2005 and have grown exponentialy in popularity since. For more information, please visit the official Momiji website.
Kimmidolls are Kokeshi-inspired dolls and merchandise that take their inspiration from different attributes. Example: Friendship, Joy, Love, etc. They have two other lines as well: Ukido Ninja Warriors and Kimmi Junior. Please visit their official website for more information.
If you wish to submit art to our group, please be sure you are placing things in the correct folders. Most of the folders are pretty self-explanatory, but I have provided information on them anyways.
FEATURED: Reserved for admin-picks only.
TRADITIONAL: For works created with traditional, non-digital media.
DIGITAL: Digitally created work.
ARTISAN CRAFTS & SCULPTURE: Anything that you would normal submit to the Artisan Crafts or Sculpture categories on DA. This applies ONLY to user created items, not your personal collections.
THE REAL DEAL: This is for pictures of actual kokeshi. For instance: your personal/museum/shop collection. If you have created your own kokeshi, please submit that instead to Artisan Crafts & Sculpture.
KOKESHI INSPIRED: Works inspired by kokeshi design elements. If you aren't sure if your piece fits here, just take a look at the other deviations in the folder to get a better idea.
MOMIJI: Works focusing on Momiji dolls.
KIMMIDOLL: Works focusing on Kimmidolls.
Thank you for stopping by our humble group. Hopefully we will see some submissions from you!