I wish I was somewhere near Los Angeles, so I could go to this fantastic exhibition of kokeshi dolls at the Japanese American National Museum. There are some wonderful images to look at on www.latdamuseum.org I love kokeshi dolls and have started to collect them. Here are some of my collection. I love their apparent simplicity and the painted details on the wood. I find it fascinating that we can see a human form in very simply shaped dolls. I'm starting to work on dolls inspired by these sort of figures.