Cohana Kokeshi Doll Pin Cushion

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Cohana Kokeshi Doll Pin Cushion

54,50

Cohana Kokeshi Doll Pin Cushion is a charming pincushion disguised as a traditional kokeshi doll from northern Japan. In snowy Tsugaru, woodworkers started carve small dolls called kokeshi as souvenirs for tourists to the region’s famous hot springs.

Kuroishi city of Aomori, the birthplace of Tsugaru Kokeshi, recently founded the Tsugaru Kokeshi Museum to immortalize the region’s wood crafts as well as to spur innovation and development on existing themes. Cohana has collaborated with the museum to produce this modern, functional twist on the traditional kokeshi doll.

They have adopted the traditional sleek shape and bobbed hair of the kokeshi, interpreted in Cohana’s signature colors: yellow, pink, green and blue.
Each doll opens to reveal a hidden pincushion and comes with three quality needles from Meboso Hachirobei Shoten. The doll’s base is magnetic to easily pick up fallen pins and needles.

The doll is 9cm high and 3cm wide.

The needles are 3.65cm long with a thickness of 0.71cm

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Cohana Kokeshi Doll Pin Cushion is part of Cross & Woods collection of Cohana

Cohana brand is high quality handmade tools made by the selective use of regional products and the best craftsmanship. All items are made and sourced in Japan.

The brand name ‘Cohana’ is derived from the goddess Konohanasakuya-hime from Japanese mythology.
Konohanasakuya-hime is beautiful like the blooming of cherry tree blossoms, and worshipped as a goddess of Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan, and symbolises prosperity.

Cohana uses traditional Japanese colors that reflect the changing of the seasons ;

The bright yellow color of daffodils. It is called ‘daffodil yellow’ in English, and ‘jonquille’ in French. It is said that the daffodil got its Japanese name (‘suisen’, literally meaning water sage) because its appearance of purity is like that of a sage.

The color of roses. In Japan, happy thoughts about good events are expressed as ‘a rose-colored future.’

Blue color with a hint of green. This pale indigo dye has a green hue and is often called ‘mizuasagi’.

The color of Asiatic dayflowers. The water taken up by the flower is called ‘aobana’, which we have used to draw rough sketches for dyeing. In the old days, Japanese people used to call this ‘tsukikusa’, and used it to dye clothing.

A bright grey with a hint of blue. The English equivalent is ‘sky gray’. The name of the color comes from the kimonos that fashionable young people of Kiba, Edo Fukagawa, and geishas started to wear during the Edo period. A chic color of the unique Japanese aesthetic quality, ‘iki’.

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