There is important work "Kidori" before the kokeshi doll completes after the dryness of the material ends.
At first, we cuts it in the length to be used.
A dry tree is very hard, and doesn't cut easily.Σ(ﾟﾛﾟﾉ)ﾉ
Then, dividing with a hatchet.
A strong creative impulse boils when a good material is obtained.
However, there is often what the tree blackens, and is feeding on by the insect, too. It does over again at that time.
It is impossible that the tree judges whether contents are good or bad even if it sees from the surface.
Therefore, it is "Do not understand if it doesn't cut it" the world.
Might do over again many times at times, and a good material be prepared.
Next time, the potter's wheel work starts!