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Lisa and Jacob Hodsdon

Hodsdon Kokeshi Dolls, from tree to finished doll.

We entered this path with wanting to work together, share in the Japanese heritage and share our story. We believe that There is a need and always room for traditional folk art in today's modern times.

For us there are so many efforts to sustain and support wood art and Kokeshi tradition and culture.

Our approach is simply to work with our hands and the raw materials to create a little Kokeshi personality with beautiful woods.

We love to look for the natural movement and details of the wood. We are able to use tiny burls and limbs that would otherwise be discarded. Utilizing these natural characteristics each kokeshi develops its own spirit and personality. When people look into the faces and find a connection, we have succeeded in bringing out the spirit of the wood and have given it personality.

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