Close up of a woodblock print stuffed kingfisher.
Woodblock print stuffed kingfisher lying sideways and showing belly.
Woodblock print stuffed kingfisher looked from above

Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Kingfisher

Regular price $ 21.00

The rustic and charming kingfisher (kawasemi) is printed on cotton using a woodblock and stuffed with rice husks. The rice husks give the perfect amount of volume and firmness to bring the life-sized, expertly shaped and printed creature to life.

With its long beak and large head, the stuffed bird captures the characteristics of kingfisher well. It is a female, as the lower beak is red (the beaks of males are entirely black). A red tag on the string says kawasemi 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
  • 6⅜” (L) x 1¾" (W) x 2⅜" (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.