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Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Japanese Paradise Flycatcher

$ 21.00


Product Details

The rustic and charming Japanese paradise flycatcher (sankōchō) 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 expertly shaped and printed creature to life.

The flycatcher is a migratory bird native to southeastern Asia and the males have exceptionally long tails. Its Japanese name sankōchō literally means "three-lights-bird" and derives from its song, which sounds like tsuki-hi-hoshi, meaning "moon-sun-stars" in Japanese. The stuffed bird's belly is decorated with the images of the moon, sun and stars.

A red tag on the string says sankōchō 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
  • 12½"  including tail (L) x 1½" (W) x 3½" body only (H)
  • Each piece is handmade and the 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.

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