In short, Fukuro means “good fortune” or a lucky charm to welcome the god of fortune. In addition, Fu also means “none”, kuro means “difficulty”, so the owl is also considered a symbol to help people overcome difficulties, or repel difficulties in life.
Some believe that different colors and shapes of the owl logo bring different luck and strength. This is the reason why there are so many souvenirs and owls made in many designs and models sold in Japan.
And of course the owl is not just a symbol of luck in Japan. In many countries around the world, owls also have many good meanings. Owls are associated with magic, intelligence and agility throughout human history, from Ancient Greece to today’s Asian and American culture. Indians wore fur coats to protect against evil spirits. In Middle Eastern culture, the owl image is also considered a sacred symbol from the afterlife that always protects people.
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