The seagull is well known in Japan. Its beak and feet are yellow, and it has a blackish blotchy pattern on its tail and tips of its wings. They are often found in large flocks near estuaries because of the school of fish swimming underneath that area. It is said that fishermen also use seagulls to detect a group of fish.
The paper mache seagull is prayed at Manzoku Inari Shrine in Higashiyama, Kyoto. Hariko is a traditional Japanese toy made of Japanese paper. It has a fortune paper inside and can be used as a decoration after the fortune paper has been taken out and read. The fortune paper is written in Japanese.
Please note that each item is handmade and may vary in size and shape.