The All Japan Kokeshi Contest is one of the largest kokeshi festivals in Japan, where kokeshi craftsmen compete with their best techniques.
This year, about 800 kokeshi dolls were entered from all over Japan.
Seven USABURO's craftsmen, including President Yuji Okamoto, received honorable awards.
The winning kokeshi dolls will be on display for three days from May 3 at an event in Shiroishi City, Miyagi Prefecture, where many one-of-a-kind kokeshi dolls will be on sale.
(Some of the works are not for sale. Please check at the venue.)
Please take this opportunity to enjoy the world of kokeshi dolls at the exhibition hall, where you can see a variety of unique kokeshi dolls with elaborate designs!
｜Date and Time
May 3 (Tuesday) - 5 (Thursday), 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Open to the public on the 3rd from 10:00 a.m.)
Free of charge
White Cube in Shiroishi City, Miyagi Prefecture
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
"Waiting for Spring" by Yuji Okamoto
All Japan Kokeshi Doll Contest's Chairman's Award
"Amabie (Small)" by Yoshihiro Okamoto
East Japan Railway Company Award
"The King" by Toui Okamoto
The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award
"Re-birth 01" by Yusuke Igarashi
President of the Sendai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award
"Kazahana" by Nobuyuki Ishizone
Yamagata Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award
"Ojizo-sama Set" by Hiroyuki Okamoto
The 77th Bank Award
"Yūki" by Keiko Kobatake