The rustic and charming blue-and-white flycatcher (ruri) 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.
Ruri are migratory songbirds native to Asia. Adult male sport glossy blue feathers on their backs and tails. A red tag on the string says ruri 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
- 6” (L) x 1⅝" (W) x 2⅛" (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.