Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Artist Hiné Mizushima continually wows me with her craft creations. Combining fiber techniques such as needle felting, crochet, and embroidery, she produces fantastical works that are driven by strong character design and (/or) stories.

The Occult Kokeshi series is a twist on the kokeshi doll, a traditional Japanese toy that is often given as a symbol of friendship. Hiné’s interpretations are sweet yet haunting felt sculptures. The dolls, which were originally created in 2009 but have since been “restored and improved,” feature kawaii parasites spewing venom and a ghostly kitty haunting its owner.

Hiné is selling these dolls through the Hachimise online shop in Japan. If you want one, act quickly: as of now, the kokeshi with the kawaii parasites is the only one left.

Get spooky with Hiné Mizushima’s occult twist on the traditional kokeshi doll.

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima



Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

Needle felted "Occult Kokeshi" doll by Hiné Mizushima

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