Traditionally crafted in the small city of Takayama, these dolls are hand-painted using woodblocks. The color is fixed to the raw cotton at high temperature and each doll is then filled in with rice hulls and hand-sewn, so that every one of them is genuinely unique. This bird is part of the Japanese wild bird series and depicts a Japanese green pheasant (キジ), much loved in Japan as it is the national bird of Japan and is widespread throughout Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Pheasants have a special sensitivity, which allows them to sense earthquakes several seconds earlier than humans, which is why they are reputed to be saving birds.
Cotton and rice hulls.
A wonderful doll, an exquisite example of Japanese craftsmanship.
11 cm x 20 cm x 6 cm