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The Longings of Kokeshi - Sentō Postcard Set

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Kokeshi dolls have a lot of time to think and dream – so often standing there on a shelf, together or alone, they daydream of the things they’d like to be and do…

Sentō Postcard Set/ 銭湯のこけしセット
Inspired by sentō culture – a sentō is a public bathhouse in Japan, once essential when homes did not have their own bathtubs, and although they have seen a decline, some are being revamped for the modern community.

風呂敷こけし
Furoshiki Kokeshi - On the way to the bathhouse in the morning or before dinner, you can carry your towel, washcloth and washing items in a furoshiki, a large square cloth used for a multitude of things, from wrapping to carrying. The cloth can be tied in a number of ways to give handles and pretty bows.

片手桶こけし
Katateoke Kokeshi – a cypress one handled pail is used to scoop water over your head when washing before entering the communal bath. No soap is allowed in the tubs.

お風呂こけし
Ofuro Kokeshi – soaking in a large wooden hinoki tub, this kokeshi has not a care in the world…

コーヒーミルクこけし
Coffee Milk Kokeshi – it is customary to relax in a room of the bathhouse after your bath and to drink flavoured milk as a refreshing and satisfying beverage following a hot soak.

Set of 4 different designs individually hand printed from carved rubber blocks using oil based Japanese pigment ink onto white Maruman gasenshi echizen 235g postcard blanks.

Stamped underneath image with ‘nakamura’ characters [中村] in red ink.

Paper size: 100 x 148mm