Kokeshi - 17cm VERY RARE Japanese doll "Sugiko"


17cm VERY RARE Japanese Kokeshi doll   Artist name: UnknownKokeshi name: "Sugiko", which means Sugi girl. (Sugi is a type of tree/wood, as below...

17cm VERY RARE Japanese Kokeshi doll


Artist name: Unknown
Kokeshi name: "Sugiko", which means Sugi girl. (Sugi is a type of tree/wood, as below)
Wood type: Sugi (Specifically, Yakusugi, which is Sugi tree from Yakushima island)
Origin: Yakushima, Japan
Size: 17cm (approx. height including base)

This is one of our all time favourite Kokeshi that we would love to keep as part of our private collection, but we have decided to offer him for sale. We've found only one other kokeshi of this design, which was a smaller version at around 12cm.

He has a tiny little scratch on his hat, as well as a very small piece of missing wood on the base, but both of these marks are barely noticeable. We had to look very hard to find them. See both in the last 2 photos.

His hat moves around and can be removed, and his necklace moves around too, but cannot be removed. We demonstrated both in the photos.

See pics for size and condition.



SHIPPING: Tracking required. Please select a shipping method with tracking. If tracking is not purchased, we will send you a bill for the additional payment or cancel your order.


We ship internationally from Japan all over the world. We ship using Japan Post, and have 5 available shipping methods, as listed below.

Method Tracking Est. Delivery Time
SAL No 2-5 weeks
SAL+T Yes 2-5 weeks
Airmail No 1-3 weeks
Airmail+T Yes 1-3 weeks
EMS Yes 3-7 days


Some countries have restrictions on shipping, which we have not been able to code into our system. Therefore, if your country has a particular restriction (such as, Australia cannot use SAL+T), we will contact you after your order has been finalised if any changes to your order are required.


Important: Germany now requires all food items to be sent via Airmail + Tracking. Additionally, SAL is now unavailable in Germany for all orders/items. Canada requires TRACKING on all orders.