Como ya os había contado, son muñecas tradicionales japonesas, originarias de la zona norte del país y caracterizadas por ser realizadas directamente sobre un trozo de madera y por no tener extremidades. Su origen se remonta hace unos doscientos años. Se piensa que los artesanos del norte de Japón comenzaron a hacer pequeñas muñecas para venderlas como recuerdo a los turistas que visitaban las aguas termales. Aquí en Orense, en las termas de Outariz, tienen unas cuantas en recepción, que me he fijado ;)
I am going to talk to you again about Kokeshis. In this post I showed my crocheted kokeshi, and in this, two Kokeshis I bought in a shop of Madrid. When I had forgotten that I wanted an original Kokeshi, I find one in a street market of Bolonia. It is from Japan, and according to the information I found on internet, it could be of the 1950. Its prize was 10 €, quite cheap.
As I had told you, they are traditional japaneses dolls from northern Japan. They are hadmade from wood. It is said that these dolls were originally made during the middle two thoudand years ago to be sold to people who were visiting the hot springs in the north of the country. In the hot springs of Ourense there are some kokeshis in reception.