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Children all bundled up to go out into the weather are an adorable subject for Kokeshi. Each artist brings his own particular style to how they are depicted, and here are a selection of six made by four artists. One of the pair on the left has the mark of Kuribayashi Issetsu, the tallest one is signed by Okamoto Usaburo and has a paper tag, and the other three I haven't identified the makers or the hot spring name yet, but will add them as I find out. They measure 1 1/2" to 5" tall. Snow child or rain child are names I've seen and some of the vintage dolls have separate peaked cloth or woven or wood coverings attached to simulate the cloaks or 'raincoats' people wrapped around themselves for protection from bad weather.