Miss O Soup SHOP

 Miss O Soup Collection is a shop based on cartoon merchandise to promote independent art work of high quality made by professional artists.

We offer a variety of products such a greeting cards, T-shirts, pendants, bracelets, pins or mugs .

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You Kou is one of our collections.
She is a peculiar,  curious Kokeshi doll inspired…..She is well known as Little Sunshine among her friends because she gives good energy, tons of love and positivism to those who want to be part of her life.

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Qian                 Heru B         Chou Chou                                     You Kou         You JI         Wasabi                              
You Kou has friends all over the world, besides her annoying baby sister, You JI and Wasabi, a dog which never obey.

Origins of Kokeshi dolls      

Traditional Kokeshi began to be made approximately two hundred years ago sometime in the middle of the Edo period. (1603-1867) The dolls emerged out of local life and culture and were first produced in the north east area of Japan known as the Tohoku region. It is commonly thought that woodwork artisans of the time know as Kijiya, (which means woodworker in Japanese) originally specialized in wooden household utensils such as trays and bowls. Then they began to make small dolls in the winter to sell to the tourists who came to bathe in the many onsens (hot springs) near their villages. The few people who could afford the luxury of such a pastime bought the Kokeshi dolls as a souvenir and took the dolls back to their own areas where they were often passed on to the children. This, they thought, would promise a good harvest, as it was believed that it would create a positive impression on the gods if children played with the dolls.  

     more at  http://www.kokeshidolls.org/