wafuu-honpo has just received a lovely Kutani Yaki porcelain owl from Ishikawa prefecture. The owl is 11cm tall and is hand decorated with a floral pattern using the 'mori (盛り)' painting technique. By Yuzan-Kiln.
Owls like beckoning cats, have become popular as engimono (縁起物) (Japanese for lucky charms). Some people believe that the different colours and shapes of owls have different influences on the type of power and luck. This is why an enormous variety of owl souvenirs can be found in modern Japan.