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A group for kokeshi enthusiasts to share their love.
Founded 5 Years ago
Nov 7, 2011

North America

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57 Members
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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. =)



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. =)

:bulletyellow: FEATURED: Reserved for admin-picks only.
:bulletyellow: TRADITIONAL: For works created with traditional, non-digital media.
:bulletyellow: DIGITAL: Digitally created work.
:bulletyellow: 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.
:bulletyellow: 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.
:bulletyellow: 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. =)
:bulletyellow: MOMIJI: Works focusing on Momiji dolls.
:bulletyellow: KIMMIDOLL: Works focusing on Kimmidolls.


Thank you for stopping by our humble group. Hopefully we will see some submissions from you!
Hello All,

I was out of town for the past three weeks so I apologize to everyone who had to wait a while for their submissions to be approved! Also, for those whose submissions expired, I doubly apologize. Anyone who didn't resubmit an expired submission I went ahead and manually added them to the group myself.

So please keep submitting your kokeshi, Momiji, and Kimmidoll related works! I am always super excited to see when new things are submitted to the group. Also, we're slowly-but-surely amassing a small collection of wallpapers. I may create a new Customizations gallery to sort them all into if we continue to get wallpaper submissions. If a vocal few of you out there think its a good idea already then just let me know in the comments and I won't hesitate to make the new folder. :)

I hope everyone had a happy holiday and a good new year! Now its onward to see what 2012 will bring us!


Hello Everyone,

Thank you kaoshoneybun for cluing me in on the Kimmidoll line of cuties. I never knew these guys existed but they are precious! Plus they have other additional goodies that I think are quite fun.

A folder has been added to the gallery for Kimmidoll-centric works. Kimmidolls are very similar in appearance to kokeshi so I think they are a perfect fit for our group. =)


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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi... is the group still active? I surely hope so!
VainnAnthonian Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
If I join the group, can Kokeshi base be added here? Like for example [link] . For anyone who's interested in colouring it in.
l0ll3 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank u for the request ^_^
dhobby Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I am a section on the kokeshi in the Russian-language wiki. I will be glad to meet there minded) [link]
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad! A kokeshi group in DA, finally! ^^
I have a lot of kokeshi-inspired art, so I hope I can contribute to the group!
raincloudriot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, a Kokeshi group! :iconlulubellelaplz:
It says you're not accepting new members though, you can change that in the admin area :)
kaoshoneybun Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm having the same problem :S
thebluelolita Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waah I thought I fixed it! Let me take a look again.
kaoshoneybun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay - I've been able to join now. Just wondering as the blurb mentions Momiji, if you knew there is another popular kokeshi brand called Kimmidolls - they do traditional geisha looking dolls as well as a junior kids range and a boys ninja range too! [link]
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thebluelolita Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bah! Thanks so much!
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