image “Hanatachibana”. Formed with tōso over wooden core and covered with paper.

“Hanatachibana”. Formed with tōso over wooden core and covered with paper.

Living National Treasures Komao Hayashi

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Techniques

Tosodolls

Toso dolls are made with toso, a clay-like substance made of paulownia sawdust mixed with paste, around a core of paulownia wood. While the substance is soft, it can be fashioned freely, so all kinds of forms can be made. It is important to dry it thoroughly so that the form does not get distorted later.

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Kamibari

Dyed washi paper is applied to create designs.

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image Komao Hayashi

Komao Hayashi

  • Dolls
  • / Living National Treasures
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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