image “Applying makeup”. Formed with tōso and covered with paper.

“Applying makeup”. Formed with tōso and covered with paper.

Michiko Sugiura
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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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Dyed washi paper is applied to create designs.


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Michiko Sugiura

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  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

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