Kimekomi Dolls is a traditional Japanese doll. It was established in the middle of 18th century at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto. The legend said that the carving artist of Kamigamo Shrine, Takahashi Tadashige, made a doll with Kimono fabrics. This was the origin of Kimekomi dolls. He made many dolls from mill ends from his works at the shrine.
Late Kimekomi dolls were imported to Edo, current Tokyo, and improved with Edo Culture, because Edo period was a very peaceful period, many Japanese cultures flourished splendidly.
Comparing to Kyoto Style Kimekomi Dolls, Edo Style Kimekomi Dolls have a smart face with small eyes and nose. Kyoto Style takes the essence of the elegance. Edo Style takes the art of rakish and coolness.
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