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Usaburo Okamoto, founder of Usaburo Kokeshi, was born in Shinto in 1917 and started making kokeshi in 1950. He invented new styles by introducing techniques using special machines and a manufacturing method using a wheel and a painting combined with a brush with methods of sculpture and drawing. Preferring the grain of keyaki and chestnut wood, he built a new studio with modern facilities on the current site and set up a production system combining artisanal manufacturing processes including wood lathe, polishing, painting, coating and assembly. Currently, the studio has six carpenters responsible for the design, all of whom have studied with Usaburo, the founder, and who are excited to pass on the techniques of Kokeshi craftsmen to the next generation.

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