This book is part of a four volume series that starts with dento or traditional kokeshi (Volume 1). This second volume discusses the shingata movement and includes omiyage and shingata kokeshi that became popular in Japan in the post-WWII years and continues to about 1970. Design trends and hints to identify challenging kokeshi are included. Volume 3 includes creative kokeshi. Volume 4 includes Matagoro kokeshi and Okinawan kokeshi.