Owls in Japan are a very popular symbol. They are ubiquitous – you can see them in front yards of houses, next to doorbells, on bags, foods and souvenirs. There is even an owl café where you can pet and take a picture with a real owl! But why are owls so popular in Japan?
The answer is very simple – they are one of Japanese symbols of good fortune. In Japanese, the word for owl, fukurou 梟, contains the word fuku, which, written using different kanji characters, means “good fortune” 福.
People in Japan have great faith in various talismans and symbols. This one is especially kawaii, don`t you think so?
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