Quirky and Fancy Kokeshi Dolls

There are a whole lot of quirky and fancy items that one can encounter when in search of collectible items.  A relative who collects kokeshi dolls had bought several item at this Japanese thrift store in Novaliches, Quezon City.

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kokeshi dolls for sale at the Japanese surplus/ thrift store

She was lucky that the 6 piece miniature tea cup set made from wood at the forefront display was also added by the thrift store owner as an added bonus to her purchase.

There was also a wooden doll hand painted wearing a Korean wedding hanbok. This type of wooden doll might have been influenced by the Japanese kokeshi doll and sold in souvenir shops in Korea. The thrift shop owner does not have a clue on the origin of the item.

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wooden head container and decor

While going  around the store, she was able to spot another wooden decor with an interesting spot to store some items.

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wooden container

The wooden lid also doubles as hat and can be opened from the side. Unfortunately, someone had already bought the item.