This ornament is modeled a Taka (鷹, hawk). From its expression and posture, it looks like it is about to take off and set its sights on its prey. It has a powerful and dynamic appearance and would make a statement in your room as an interior decoration. The structure of this figurine is divided into parts: the scaffolding, the hawk’s body, and the wings. The wings are fixed by passing the included pins through the holes.
Hawk is an intelligent bird used for hunting, called falconry. It was famous as a recreation among high-class Samurai warriors. In the old days, it was also familiar with emperors and royal families, so it might be why the hawk was regarded as a symbol of the ruler’s authority. During the warring period, the boy’s success was to become an excellent Samurai; therefore, it has been thought that men (Samurai) and the hawk had a deep connection as a symbol of advancement and authority. Many Samurai favored this design based on that reason.
Furthermore, its wings were used for one of Samurais’ primary weapons: an arrow (They put hawk’s wings as arrow’s feather). An arrow itself is reminiscent of victory or defeat, battlefields; it is not difficult to imagine that Samurai warriors also liked the hawk wings attracted to arrows. Still today, various family crests use this bird wing motif.
In this way, this bird motif has been familiar to Japanese people for a long time. We hope you enjoyed this description and wish this ornament would speak to you.
*As this item is an antique, please check each photo and ensure its condition.
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. Also, you don’t need to make an account on Stripe for the checkout. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate.
We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by EMS. If you prefer other shipping carriers, please contact us.
We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly.
*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure if EMS shipping is available to your country, please contact us.
【How to make sure the condition】
Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision.
It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of antiuqe item and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.
Would you like see some more antique items for sale? Please check the link below. We hope you can find your favorite item.