It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year! November 28 2017, 0 Comments

Love this time of year! Love my Kokeshi dolls! Love to see them go to your house so you can enjoy them too! The season has begun here at Kokeshi Designs. Kokeshi dolls make a beautiful and unique gift. All of my Kokeshi dolls are made in Japan and imported to me here in Salt Lake City, Utah. Orders usually ship within 48 hours, unless I am out of town for some reason and then I'll let you know when I'll be back. 

Thanks for your business. I will continue to provide you with the best customer service on the web and the most beautiful and high quality kokeshi dolls ever!


Holiday November 15 2017, 0 Comments

I am taking a short holiday. Any orders placed Nov 16 and on will ship on Monday Nov 27.



Tis the Season! October 07 2017, 0 Comments

It's time to order your Kokeshi Nativity Set or other beautiful and unique Kokeshi doll. My Kokeshi dolls are all handcrafted in Japan. I have worked with the artist's for years. They are wonderful people with a love of kokeshi. 

I have several Nativity Sets to choose from. They make a fabulous gift or purchase one for yourself. But, don't wait, supply is limited and they are selling as we speak. 

Enjoy Fall!



Delayed Shipping until September 18 September 05 2017, 0 Comments

Just wanted to let you know that any orders placed from September 5 through September 17 will not ship until Monday, September 18. I am going on a trip and will not be in the office until September 18. 

Also, looks like I will not be getting the 3-pc & 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Sets this holiday season. I will keep trying but it's not looking good.

I have several other beautiful Nativity sets and if you would like a set, please order early to have the best selection. 

Thanks for your business! 



Thanks Denver! June 27 2017, 0 Comments

Thank you to all my customers in Denver! It was an awesome weekend. I really enjoyed making some new friends and connecting with my prior customers. I'll be back next year. In the meantime, please watch the website. I am going to be adding additional obi and also vintage kokeshi. They are gorgeous!!

Cherry Blossom Festival June 21 2017, 0 Comments

I will be in Denver, CO this weekend for the Cherry Blossom Festival. See my previous blog post for the details.

If you live in the area, stop by and say hello. 

See you Denver!!


45th Cherry Blossom Festival in Denver, Colorado June 24 & 25 June 06 2017, 0 Comments

Kokeshi Designs will be at the Denver 45th Cherry Blossom Festival on June 24-June 25. Festival will be held in Sakura Square at 1905 Lawrence St. Denver Colorado. This festival has been held every year since 1972. There will be live entertainment, food, arts and crafts and informative exhibits and demonstrations. 

And I will be there with my kokeshi dolls and so much more! I'm bringing many beautiful obi, vintage kokeshi, Japanese dolls, Japanese dishes just to name a few. 

If you are in the area, be sure to plan on attending this wonderful event. 

See you there!!


Nativity Sets April 25 2017, 0 Comments

I am getting a lot of inquiries about the 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set. As of May 2017, I do not have any being produced in Japan. I am still hopeful that I can acquire the sets by next December but I can't promise. I will update this blog in the coming months on the status of the sets. Keep your fingers crossed!

I do have the 8-pc round Nativity set as well as the 2-pc small and the 2-pc tall set. They are also wonderful and if you think you would like a Japanese nativity I would order one of these wonderful sets soon. The dolls are becoming more difficult to acquire so please do not delay. 



Merry Christmas & Happy New Year December 26 2016, 0 Comments

To all of my friends around the world, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your business this past year. It was good to hear from customers who have purchased from Kokeshi Designs in the past and it was wonderful to make so many new friends.

May your New Year be a healthy and happy one.


Mid December Nativity Update December 13 2016, 0 Comments

The 9-pc Nativity Set is sold out at this time. I'm getting a lot of inquiries about whether I will be getting any more. The answer is I just don't know at this time. I'm planning a trip to Japan in the new year to meet with the artist so we shall see. 

But, I have other beautiful nativity sets available. 5 other styles to choose from. The new 8-pc set isn't on the site so if you would like to see that one, email me and I will send you a picture. One of those beautiful sets is on it's way to Spain as we speak. Check my previous  blog posts for information on that set. 

I went to a friend's home tonight for a "Favorite Things" party. My friend had one of my Nativity Sets on display and 3 ladies at the party wanted one. So, I ran home and brought them back for them. The sets are beautiful, art really. Think about a set for the person you know who collects nativities. They will love it. It's beautiful and unique. 

Thank you for your emails and kind words. I love hearing from you! 

I get this question often......... December 03 2016, 0 Comments

Here goes: I'm in Tokyo and I want to purchase some of your kokeshi dolls. Do you have a shop where I can go to get them?

Answer: I do not have a store in Japan. I did live in Japan for more than 13 years, and I do know the artist's and ALL of my dolls are handcrafted in Japan. But now I live in the United States and import the dolls from Japan. It works great, you order and I ship it directly to your home or anywhere you want to send the dolls. You don't have to worry about packing the dolls in your suitcase and hauling them back from Japan. (I know how heavy that bag is when you pick it up at your final destination!) 

My business partner, Naomi, is in Tokyo, but she does not carry stock at her home. She facilitates all of the ordering and shipping to me here in the United States. 

I can ship anywhere in the world and probably have! 

So, let me do the work for you. I also gift wrap, which saves you time.

Also, most orders are shipping within 48 hours at the latest.  I know you are anxious to get your dolls and so we are working hard to make that happen. And by we, I mean myself and my sweet husband who knows his way to the post office with his eyes closed! 

Thank you for your emails. I appreciate my customers!


New 8-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set December 03 2016, 0 Comments

I have a new 8-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set. The artist ask that I not post on the internet. She is only able to make a few sets at a time. So, I have 4 sets available. They are gorgeous, very detailed and a little different from the other sets I have posted online. If you are interested in seeing the set, please email me at and I will send you a picture and pricing information. 

Thank you so much for your business. I truly love my kokeshi dolls and I am so thrilled to share them with my customers all around the world. Just today I sent dolls to France and Australia. I love it! 

Enjoy your December.


Happy Cyber Monday November 28 2016, 0 Comments

At Kokeshi Designs everyday is great online shopping. I keep my prices as low as possible so that you can enjoy purchasing these beautiful kokeshi dolls everyday.

All of my kokeshi dolls are handcrafted in Japan. I personally know the artists and their families. They are wonderful, creative people. The kokeshi circle at one time included hundreds of artists but those numbers are shrinking at a rapid rate. The reason is that many young people just do not want to take up the craft. Since 2004 when I began selling kokeshi dolls, I have seen a significant decline in the number of artists making the dolls as well as the number of designs that are available. 

I began my online business selling Kokeshi Nativity Sets and over time added more doll designs. But, my first love are the Nativity Sets. They are unique and beautiful. There is a style and price range for every shopper. If you are looking for a high quality and unique gift, you should consider one of the Nativity Sets or one of my many other designs. 

Thank you so much for your business. I speak to many of you daily through email and it is a pleasure to be able to provide you with a quality product and exceptional customer service. I treat my customers as I would want to be treated. 

If you have any questions about any of the dolls, shipping, care, etc, please feel free to contact me on the website at

Happy Shopping!


9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set November 21 2016, 0 Comments

The 9-pc sets are selling very well. At this rate they will be gone in a few weeks. If you have read my blog you know that this is the last year I will be able to get the sets from the artist. If you ever thought you wanted a set, this is the time to buy one.

Also, a shout out to Salt Lake City-my home town! I attended the Holiday Boutique at the Buddhist Temple on Saturday. It was so good to see many of my customers and also meet some new friends. Thank you for stopping by the show.


Earthquake in Japan November 21 2016, 0 Comments

My prayers and thoughts are with the people in Japan after the recent earthquake in the Fukushima area. Especially thinking of all my friends in Japan including the many kokeshi artists and their families. Be well dear friends......



Salt Lake City Holiday Boutique 2016 November 09 2016, 0 Comments

For any of my customers living in the Salt Lake City, Utah area, I will be attending the Holiday Boutique 2016 on Saturday, Nov 19 at the following location:

Salt Lake Buddhist Temple  on 211 West 100 South. 

Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Drop by and say hello. If there are any particular dolls you would like me to bring, please send me an email at

See you there!


I'm back and shipping will start tomorrow October 30 2016, 0 Comments

I am back from my trip. What a wonderful adventure I had! Thanks for your patience on shipping. Orders will begin being shipped tomorrow, Oct 31. There are a lot of orders to go out so it will take me 2 days. I will be sending out shipping confirmations once your order ships. 

Also, I have another shipment of kokeshi dolls arriving this week. Included in the shipment are 6 very special Kokeshi Nativity Sets. The artist has requested I not add them to the website. If you are interested in seeing the set, please email me at and once the shipment arrives, I will send you a picture. The set is unique and beautiful. The artist, a woman, is talented and her work is exquisite. I am so happy that she trusts me to sell her beautiful work. 

Just a reminder that the 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set price will increase on Nov 1. 

Thanks as always for your business. I appreciate you!



Just a reminder October 24 2016, 0 Comments

Just a reminder that that I am currently traveling on business. Any orders placed since Oct 20 will not ship until Oct 31. I will send you a shipping confirmation as soon as your order ships. 

Thanks so much!


A Little Bit of this and that October 18 2016, 0 Comments

Wow, since my last blog post I have seen an increase in the sale of the 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set. I am happy that so many of you are purchasing the beautiful set. You will love it, I know. 

I am going on a short vacation of 1 week, leaving on Thursday, Oct 20, returning back to the office on October 28. Any order placed during that time will not ship until I return. Go ahead and order, I will have my laptop with me on the trip. You will see your order has been accepted and authorized but I won't ship until I get back. Once your order ships you will receive a shipping confirmation with the tracking number. Don't forget that  the price of the 9-pc will increase on Nov 1

Thank you so very much! You are wonderful customers. Enjoy Fall, I know I'm going too!


9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set October 10 2016, 0 Comments

I have been talking to the artist of the 9-pc set and he is stopping production on the set. I am very sad and hope that he may be able to continue making them in the future but as of now it does not look hopeful.  I am letting my customers know in case you have been delaying getting a set. I have a good supply of the sets but they are selling quickly and it is only October! 

This also means he is stopping production of the 3-pc sets. I have a good stock of 3-pc sets but they are also selling quickly. 

Just wanted you all to know so that you will be able to purchase one of these beautiful sets this holiday season before they are gone for good. 

Also, due to ever increasing shipping costs, as of Nov 1 the price of the 9-pc set will increase to $275. 

Thank you for your business. I will continue to provide you with quality kokeshi dolls and excellent customer service. 


4 Boxes have arrived July 18 2016, 0 Comments

The first boxes of the shipment have arrived. I'm adding the dolls to the website now. Included in the shipment are the 8-pc Nativity and the 2-pc color Nativity. I know many of you have been waiting for those sets.

More information to follow! 

Boxes have Shipped! July 16 2016, 0 Comments

I know many of you have been waiting for this shipment of kokeshi dolls. Me too!

Four large boxes are on their way and expected to arrive this week. I should have dolls on the website by the first of the following week. If you ask to be contacted when the 9-pc set arrived, and indeed they do arrive, I will be sending you an email. 

Thank you all for your patience. Can't wait for the dolls!!

Inventory of Kokeshi dolls May 03 2016, 0 Comments

I am waiting for a shipment of kokeshi dolls, including the 9-pc sets. If you have contacted me, I will email you as soon as the sets arrive. Thanks for your patience! 

The kokeshi artists I work with are wonderful, and I appreciate them and their efforts to keep me supplied with dolls. All of the dolls on this website come from Japan, and are made of wood that can only be found in Japan. It's quite a process and takes time. But, the finished product is so beautiful that it is worth the wait. 

Thanks to my customers in Salt Lake City as I attended the Nihon Matsuri festival last Saturday. It was fun to have so many returning customers who find my booth every year to purchase another doll for their collection. 

And thank you to my many customers around the world who purchase these beautiful dolls. Just this week I shipped dolls to Romania and Australia. This is the reason I started Kokeshi Designs-to provide people with the Japanese art of Kokeshi dolls. 

Thanks again!!

Valentine's Day in Japan February 12 2016, 0 Comments

Valentine's Day in Japan is a bit different than in many other places in the world. Here, women are expected to give gifts (usually chocolates) to men on Valentine's Day. During this time of year, many Japanese department stores are filled with girls purchasing chocolates. When Valentine's Day was first introduced to Japan, it was presented as a day when women without boyfriends could confess their attraction to their favorite men with a gift of sweets. Chocolates were also given to boyfriends and husbands as a way of expressing affection. As time passed, customs changed. Women of all ages not only give Valentine's Day gifts to their loved ones (which were now called honmei-choco or "true love chocolates), they also began giving smaller gifts to fathers, male co-workers and classmates. Today, it is not surprising for a Japanese woman to buy 10 to 20 giri-chocolates for distribution around the office or the classroom. Although this interesting Japanese ritual may seem one-sided to many, this is not necessarily so. Any male who receives a Valentine's Day chocolate~regardless of whether it was a honmei or a giri chocolate-is expected to prepare for a holiday called "White Day" on March 14. During White Day, men are expected to return the favor--tenfold!!

Happy New Year! December 31 2015, 0 Comments

Wishing all of my customers a healthy and happy New Year!  Thank you for your business!

A special New Year wish to all of the Japanese Kokeshi artists. They are talented people who love what they do. I am honored to be able to share your beautiful artistry with the world. 

Happy New Year to my business partner and Japanese "sister", Naomi. Who could have known that when we met over 10 years ago to find an artist to design a Kokeshi Nativity Set, it would lead to our business, Kokeshi Designs. Thanks Naomi. I wish you a healthy New Year. 

Lastly, Happy New Year to my family. My husband Tim who helps me with anything I need including  many, many trips to the post office. I love you. And to my computer wizard son, Scott. Thank you so much. 

Here's to 2016. It's going to be a great year!

Merry Christmas Eve! December 24 2015, 0 Comments

Merry Christmas Eve to my many customers, old and new around the world. May your holiday season be happy and joyous. 

I wish for all of you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!

Thank you for your business. This year I sold out of many of the Kokeshi Nativity Sets. If you were not able to order a set that you wanted, please check back in the spring when all of the Kokeshi Nativity Sets will be back in stock. 


Only a few 9-pc sets left December 21 2015, 0 Comments

If you are thinking about purchasing the 9-pc set this holiday season, don't delay!  I only have a few sets left. 

The Kokeshi Nativity sets are unique and beautiful. You will love it!


Countdown to Christmas December 19 2015, 0 Comments

It's the countdown to Christmas. I am shipping daily to get your kokeshi dolls to you before Christmas if at all possible. It's fun! The folks at the post office are my friends. They don't even ask me what's in my boxes anymore because they already know. In fact, some of them have even purchased my dolls. 

If you have any questions about my kokeshi dolls or your order or anything related to kokeshi dolls, please send me an email through the contact spot on the website. I will respond as quickly as possible. 

My customers are the best! Many of you feel like friends. It's the reason I search for beautiful kokeshi dolls to add to the website. And why I try and give you the best customer service on the internet.

Kokeshi Designs is a small company, basically run by 2 friends, myself and Naomi who is in Japan. And my family of course, but more on them later. 

So, if you are still looking for that perfect, unique gift, please consider a kokeshi doll. You won't be sorry! 

9-pc set of 3-pc set??? December 15 2015, 0 Comments

I had a great question from a customer today. He wanted to purchase the 3-pc set and then add pieces to the set in the future. Good idea, except.....I have a very difficult time getting the 9-pc set dolls separately. Every year I end up with a few extras of the set but never all of them. I'll keep trying to acquire them from the artist, but I would recommend that if you want the full set, please purchase the 9-pc set. 

The kokeshi dolls in the set are beautiful, each one hand painted. The set is art, representing the artist's life career. The attention to detail is incredible. I know you will love your Kokeshi Nativity Set which ever one you choose.

Thank you for your business. It is greatly appreciated!


It's not to late! December 12 2015, 0 Comments

If you live in the United States, it's not to late to order. Most orders ship within 24 hours after I receive them. 

Thanks to the best customers ever! 

9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set December 08 2015, 0 Comments

The 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set is selling quickly. Please order soon if you would like your set this holiday season.

For customers in the United States, I am shipping from Salt Lake City, Utah so you will receive your set before Christmas. 

For international customers, if you are unsure of shipping options to receive your set in time for Christmas, please contact me. 


Holiday shipping December 08 2015, 0 Comments

December is flying by and I am busy here at Kokeshi Designs! I love to pack and ship my beautiful kokeshi dolls to send to you and your family. I do want to make sure that you receive your dolls by Christmas which is why it would be great if when choosing USPS as your shipping carrier, you use the Priority option. It might add a few dollars onto your order, but it is worth it. So if you can, choose USPS Priority shipping. Thanks! 

As always, thank you for your business! I appreciate my customers!!

Kokeshi Nativity Set December 05 2015, 0 Comments

My customers often send me notes to tell me that while the pictures of the 3-pc and 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Sets are beautiful, they were surprised when they received their dolls and saw the beautiful craftsmanship and finish to the dolls. I say, pictures never do justice to the product. 

The 3-pc and 9-pc Nativity Sets are the original sets, designed (with my help) and hand made by Japanese artists. Although I am no longer living in Japan I maintain a relationship with my artists. They are wonderful, creative people who love what they do and it shows in the craftsmanship of the dolls. 

The artist personally sign each Joseph doll, something that is typically not done with kokeshi dolls. 

I promise you that you will love the set!  They are the perfect gift for anyone who collects Nativities. 

The 9-pc sets are selling very quickly. Please order soon if you would like one this holiday season. 

As always, thank you so very much for your business. 


New Shipment-Finally!! November 03 2015, 0 Comments

I received my shipment from Japan of kokeshi dolls. I am so happy! I know many of you have been waiting for certain dolls. I do need to get several new dolls photographed and on the site. That should happen by the weekend. 

Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions about any of the dolls, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks!


New Shipment in October 2015 September 23 2015, 0 Comments

Thank you for all your inquiries about our kokeshi dolls that are out of stock. I have had an order in with the artists for awhile now, but they are having a few issues and are behind on their production. I received word last evening from my business partner in Tokyo, Naomi, that I should be receiving boxes in the next few weeks. Yippee!

I hope to get most if not all of the dolls re-stocked very soon. 

I do have a great supply of 3-pc and 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Sets for the holidays. Having said that, it's never too early to purchase a set if you want one this Christmas. Sales have begun and the sets go quickly. 

Thank you all for your business. I appreciate you!


Denver Colorado Cherry Blossom Festival July 01 2015, 0 Comments

We recently returned from the Cherry Blossom Festival in Denver, Colorado. It was fantastic! We made lots of new friends, ate yummy Japanese food and sold our beautiful kokeshi dolls, obis, pottery and other Japanese treasures to the wonderful people in Denver. Thank you so much for stopping by out booth!

We plan on returning again next year! 

Denver Cherry Blossom Festival June 19 2015, 0 Comments

KOKESHI DESIGNS  is going to DENVER, COLORADO!  We will be at the Cherry Blossom Festival on June 27 & June 28. Festival is held on Lawrence Street in Denver. Come and visit us! We are bringing everything including our Kokeshi Designs Nativities! Can't wait to see you there. 


Shipping in the United States April 16 2015, 0 Comments

Just a reminder that if you place an order and live in the United States, your order will ship from Salt Lake City, Utah. Your order will ship within 23-48 hours and typically you will have your kokeshi dolls within a few days. 


Merry Christmas from Kokeshi Designs December 24 2014, 0 Comments

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful customers. I've spoken with many of you through email, Facebook and even Twitter. I've met many of you at the shows I've attended. I have even met many of you in the Salt Lake City, Utah area in parking lots to bring you your dolls when shipping would just would take too long. I have enjoyed meeting you! We share a love of Japan and the beautiful art that is the kokeshi doll. Thank you for your business and your referrals. It is the reason my business continues to grow.

I wish each one of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. 

Warmest Regards,


3-pc Set were just delivered December 22 2014, 0 Comments

The 3-pc sets just arrived and I have added them to the website. I'm packing them up now awaiting your orders. I'll get orders shipped out today. Let's try to get them to you by Christmas if you are within close proximity to Salt Lake City, UT. We can try!

Ah, the joys of shipping during the Holidays December 12 2014, 0 Comments

Just my thoughts on shipping as of December 12. I would highly suggest you use USPS Priority shipping instead of USPS Standard Post. I want you to have your packages by Christmas! It's only a few dollars more and well worth it. Plus by shipping Priority mail your package is insured for up to $50. I've actually upgraded a few orders to Priority shipping and eaten the cost but my business partner tells me I can't keep doing that! I know but.................

FYI: I am getting most orders shipped within 24 hours. That's good news as an extra day means it will reach you in time for Christmas.

Thank you for your emails and your business. I love kokeshi dolls. They are a beautiful, unique and quality gift to give for the holidays. And you can be assured that they are sent out with love. You don't find that much anymore!

Enjoy your weekend! I'll be here at Kokeshi Headquarters packing, packing, packing...................

Decorating your home using an Obi December 12 2014, 0 Comments

I was out Christmas shopping this week. Wow, it's crowded out there! Lots of people. and lots of traffic. I didn't last long as I realized I have definitely become an internet shopper. It is so much easier and way more relaxing. For example, it is midnight and I just finished a little shopping online, in the quiet of my home, in front of the fireplace, in my pajamas!

Anyway, while I was out shopping I noticed a table runner for sale. It was made of cotton, not much of a pattern in it-a thin red line and only 10 inches wide and not even long enough to fit my dining room table and it was $49. What I said, that can't be right, but yep it was $49.  When I got home I got out one of my Japanese obi and laid it out on my dining room table. It's lovely, 162 inches long and 12 inches wide made of exquisite silk in a gorgeous pattern of cranes. I love cranes!  I was reminded of why I have begun to sell obi on the website. I want to share this "art" with you, my customers.  If you are familiar with a Japanese obi you know what I'm talking about when I call it art. If this is your first introduction to the obi, welcome. You are in for a treat when you purchase an obi. They are so very versatile, especially the ones I'm selling. Beautiful patterns, easy to work with colors like white, cream, silver, green, orange, red. Patterns that are not too fussy and reasonably priced. I have a few online now and will be adding more in the next few days. I just finished taking the photos. 

Tomorrow I am getting out the special obi I use for the holidays on my entry way table.  It's a soft white silk with a large crane design that weaves through the entire length of the obi. Do you notice the crane theme this year? My 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set will be displayed on the obi. I always get compliments not only on the Nativity Set but the obi as well. This year I can tell my friends that not only do I have the Kokeshi Nativity Sets for sale but beautiful obi as well. My friends will be happy!

Treat Yourself and Let me Gift Wrap for you! December 10 2014, 0 Comments

Don't forget the gift wrap. For Christmas I use a beautiful cranberry color paper and  wire edged green ribbon. (My 2 favorite colors, of course!) Also includes a card. Please email me the message for the card, otherwise I to a To: and a From:

All that for only $5 

It feels like Santa's workshop around here at Kokeshi headquarters and I love it!

So, don't forget the gift wrap

My Customers in Japan December 08 2014, 0 Comments

If you live in Japan and want to order either the 3-pc or 9-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set we can make that work!

My business partner Naomi lives in Tokyo. She has the 3-pc & 9-pc in stock and can ship to you in country. To place your order, please email me and I will help facilitate your order. Shipping will be much less too as we will use a local carrier such as Black Cat.



3-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set Shipping Delay December 07 2014, 0 Comments

Another short delay on shipping. The sets are coming and I'm hopeful will be here by December 15. Thank you for your patience.

Kokeshi Designs is now offering Japanese Vintage Obi December 03 2014, 0 Comments

I am now offering one of a kind, Japanese Vintage Obi at reasonable prices. An Obi is traditionally worn by Japanese women over their kimono. Because the kimono has no fasteners of any kind, the Obi is the only thing that keeps the kimono closed and in place.

The fabrics and designs of obi are beautiful.  I fell in love with them when I was living in Japan. For the website,  I have chosen obi in colors and styles that I have found easiest to use in my own home. I use my many Obi for table runners and as display for Kokeshi dolls and other decorating items. I always display on obi on my entry way table and change is to match the season.

Remember, these are vintage, and if there are any flaws or stains I will do my best to mention it in the description of each obi. As with all my products, if you are not completely satisfied, you can return it for a full refund minus the shipping. I will be adding additional information in the coming weeks on how to tie an obi for display as well as information on the different types of Obi. They are beautiful and unique.

I love them and I know you will too!


Cyber Monday December 01 2014, 0 Comments

Thank you to my customers around the world! It was a great Cyber Monday for Kokeshi Designs.

Just a reminder on international shipping. In order to ensure delivery by December 25, please place your order by December 3 or 4.

3-pc Kokeshi Nativity Sets are coming, I promise. I'll have them on the website the moment they arrive. If I have emailed with you, I'll send you a notice that they are here.

Thanks again.

3-pc Kokeshi Nativity Set November 27 2014, 0 Comments

I just spoke to Naomi, my business partner, who is in Tokyo, Japan. The 3-pc sets will ship on Monday and should be ready to order by next weekend. I thought they would be here by now, but there was a slight problem with shipping. Thank you for your patience. 

The 2-pc sets are out of stock and won't be available until Jan. They sold out so quickly! I will know to order more quantity next holiday season. The 2-pc set however is part of the 8-pc set and in addition to the Holy Family also includes a shepherd, sheep and 3 wiremen. It's beautiful. 

Thank you for your business. I always appreciate your email with your comments. Please contact me anytime.