Artisan Matoba Kensho restores traditional dolls. Beyond cleaning, he repairs damage to faces. Well-cared-for dolls can last 100 years, so he hopes people bring them to him, and never discard them.
Traditional festival dolls are displayed to pray for the health of children
Artisan Matoba Kensho makes and restores Japanese dolls
A doll restored to its original beauty
With few other artisans capable of such work, Matoba receives constant requests