Watch A Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From A Spinning Block Of Wood

And suddenly my entire childhood flashed before my eyes. There’s something miraculous that happens when you walk into a toy store and have a toy made especially for you.

To watch as it’s made is even more gratifying. The Japanese artisan in this Vimeo Staff Pick effortlessly transforms a wooden cylinder into a beautiful Japanese Kokeshi dolls.

The video puts its viewers in an immediate trance as he spins the cylinder block and morphs it into the shape of a Kokeshi doll.

The artist then strokes the wood with paint and precision to create the clothing and facial features. The background music is by Taisuke Tsugimatsu.

The level of precision and the gorgeous brushstrokes are incredible. Don’t forget to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.

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