Naoko Kojima

  • Dolls
  • 1957 -
Naoko Kojima

As my mother loved dolls and was a disciple of Michiko Iezato, who was the disciple of Ryujo Hori, one of the first to become Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property for "Costume Dolls", I grew up surrounded by dolls. Following in the wake of Ryujo Hori's style, I try to make dolls that people can empathize with based on the idea that "dolls have hearts".

Membership Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
First-class Architect
  • 1957 Born in Tokyo
  • 1979 Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Industrial Design Department, Interior Design Major
  • 1983 Studied under Chie Shigeta, senior disciple of Ryujo Hori
  • 1986 Qualified as first class architect
  • 1999 Stops creating dolls (up to 2014)
  • 2014 Studied under Hiroko Amemiya
  • 2019 Selected for the 66th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time (artwork purchased by the Imperial Household Agency)

  • 2016Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 28th Dolls Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2017Received the Nezu Museum Director Award at the 57th East Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2021Received the 30th Anniversary Award at the 30th Dolls Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Price Range

$ 100 - 5,000

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