BLAKISTONS FISH OWL - 6.5x6.5 inches $225.00 (SOLD)
Range: Riparian Asia
These great owls can be found on the island of Hokkaido, and the Ainu Cikap-kamuy is god of owls and land. He is often depicted as a great owl, who watches over of the country and villages, and his tears are said to be gold and silver. There is a story where once, famine struke the land. Cikap Kamuy wished to send Crow with a message to heaven to inquire about the cause, but Crow fell asleep during the recitation of the message he was to memorize. Cikap Kamuy killed crow. Mountain Jay turned out to be no better, falling asleep as well. Finally it was Dipper Bird who took the message to heaven, and returned with the news that the gods were angry because humans had stopped showing proper respect. Cikap Kamuy went to humans and taught them rituals, and when proper respect was shown, the famine finally ended.
Size: 6 x 6 inches