Close up side view of a woodblock print stuffed Japanese bush warbler.
Woodblock print stuffed Japanese bush warbler lying sideways and showing the belly.
Woodblock print stuffed Japanese bush warbler looked from above.

Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Japanese Bush Warbler

Regular price $ 17.00

The rustic and charming Japanese bush warbler (uguisu) is woodblock printed on cotton and stuffed with rice husk. The rice husks give a perfect amount of volume and firmness to bring the expertly shaped and printed bird to life.

The small bird is beloved in Japan and is often featured in poetry and art. In Japan, the distinctive call of the bush warbler is associated with the beginning of spring; thus an image of a plum blossom is printed on the belly of the bird.

A red tag on the string says uguisu on one side and "hand printed woodblock by Shinkougei" on the other. It gives a nice accent to any bird lover's room; it also works as a Christmas tree ornament.


  • 100% cotton
  • Stuffed with rice husks
  • 5¼” (L) x 1½" (W) x 2¼" (H)
  • Each piece is hand made and size and color vary slightly
  • This is an ornamental toy and not suitable for very young children
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Founded in 1972 in Hida Takayama, Shinkougei is a craft workshop that specializes in creating various types of craftwork using woodblock print techniques.