Kobe dolls were made in the Kobe region of Japan starting in the 1890s. They’re mechanical wooden dolls with a mechanism that often made their eyes and tongues protrude like a cartoon creature seeing a pretty lady cartoon creature, or you know, like The Devil.
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Wood Netsuke, Japan, 19th century, daruma doll with retractable eyes, face and eyes made of ivory, ht. 1 1/2 in.
A Super Rare Genuine Daruma pop eye netsuke by Hiroyuki (1868-1912) Meiji