Woodblock Print Stuffed Bird - Spotted Nutcracker
The rustic and charming spotted nutcracker (hoshigarasu) is woodblock printed on cotton and stuffed with rice husk. The rice husk gives a perfect amount of volume to bring the expertly shaped and printed bird to life.
The bird gets its Japanese name from small white dots on the body that resemble stars in the night sky. (Hoshi means stars in Japanese.) The stuffed bird is decorated with star motifs on the belly. A red tag on the string says hoshigarasu 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
- 7⅜" (L) x 1⅞" (W) x 3½" (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.