Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Japanese Bush Warbler
The rustic and charming Japanese bush warbler (uguisu) is woodblock printed on cotton and stuffed with rice husk. The rice husk gives a perfect amount of volume and firmness to bring the expertly shaped and printed creature to life.
The small bird is beloved in Japan throughout the history and 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 on the belly of the stuffed 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 husk
- 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.