Inoue Kumeko

“King of the hill”. Formed with tōso over wooden core and covered with paper.

  • Dolls
  • Presented in 2015
  • H 33.0 cm
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Category Dolls
Year Presented 2015
Dimensions H 33.0 cm
Exhibition The 62nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Inoue Kumeko

photo Inoue Kumeko

I make dolls formed with toso over wooden core and covered with paper. I carve paulownia wood to roughly form the base and adjust the form with toso (mixture of paulownia sawdust and paste), apply layers of whitewash, and finish by applying Japanese paper. I was taught by my master Imanishi that "you can cut later, so try to make the head and body with one piece of wood". I always keep my master's warm style in my mind and try to make my original dolls.