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How are Japanese Kokeshi Dolls made?

Handmade from wood, traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls are carved and painted by artisans in this rhythmic video by JapanStoreTV:

Kokeshi Dolls originated in North-East Japan as wooden toys for children. They began being produced towards the end of the Edo period (1603~1868) by woodwork artisans, called Kiji-shi, who normally made bowls, trays and other tableware by using a lathe. They began to make small dolls in the winter to sell to visitors who came to bathe in the many hot springs near their villages, which was believed to be a cure for the demands of a strenuous agricultural lifestyle.

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