The rustic and charming sparrow (suzume) 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 theexpertly shaped and printed creature to life.
The stuffed sparrows are decorated with flowers. A red tag on the string says "hana (flower) suzume"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.
Stuffed with rice husks
5⅛” (L) x 1⅝" (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.