Japanese Sayonara Dolls Pre-Colored Images
Sayonara dolls are popular variations of Japanese Kokeshi dolls. Each Sayonara doll is wrapped in a colorful scroll kimono consisting of traditional Washi paper. The kimono is bound into place by a length of colorful string or fabric.
Givers of the dolls write personal, heart-felt messages directly onto the "kimono" scroll addressed to loved ones to help commerate special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, baby showers and weddings. These gifts become treasured memories and because they are so beautiful are often put on display or carried as a permanent reminder.
These pre-colored Sayonara dolls are formatted so the message kimono can be mounted on cardboard or popsicle sticks with the message kimono fan-folded. The flattened doll can be inserted into an envelope and mailed, used as a bookmark, slipped under a door, etc. You can also attached the patterns to such cylindrical objects as dowels or toilet paper tubes to create a doll that can stand on display.