Kokeshi dolls are among the most popular souvenirs from Japan, so there's no way they could be missing from the official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games merchandise catalog. And the Games mascot, Miraitowa, makes for a great kokeshi theme - hence the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Kokeshi Doll, a very 21st-century take on one of the oldest toys in Japan - yes, it's said that they have been around since around mid-19th century!
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Kokeshi Doll is handmade using the same techniques for traditional kokeshi dolls. The final shape is the same, without hands and a big head, accentuating Miraitowa's cute characteristics! The doll is made of wood, features the mascot's checkered blue-and-white pattern as well as the Tokyo 2020 legend, the Games logo, and the five Olympic rings, so even seasoned kokeshi collectors will be amazed by this new spin on the concept!
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Kokeshi Doll features: