The peacock is an important part of Japanese home decor.
Its natural colour is light brown, and the males have blue eyes.
The peacocks are often pictured with their tails down.
The tail feathers of the peacocks make up their feathers, which are usually silver.
The colour of the feathers is a combination of blue, green, and brown, which gives the peacakings the name “shima” (white).
The peacocks were originally bred in Japan for their tail feathers, and are now grown in the wild, according to the BBC.
The peacock has long been seen as a symbol of Japanese heritage and is sometimes used as a motif in Japanese art.
In Japan, the peacocking is a symbol representing Japanese tradition, as well as being used as the emblem of the country’s traditional Japanese dance group, the Chubo Shima.
The BBC reports that the peacokins have long been the subject of cultural appropriation.
The Japanese word for peacock (poyon) is also used to describe a man or woman who wears the feathers, but there is no historical basis for this usage.
“We don’t really understand why this term is used,” Dr Shigeki Kiyohara, an ornithologist and conservationist at Tokyo University, told the BBC in 2011.
“Some people think that the name reflects the peacewing’s colour, while others think it is a name for the peacocked animal.”
Japanese traditionalists have long believed that the animal was a symbol for the spirit of the land.
This is not the first time that Japanese art has been used to promote a traditional image of the bird.
In 2010, a Japanese artist created a series of bird-shaped artworks, which have since become popular across Asia.
The paintings depict the peacoke on a Japanese flag.
“It is an emblem of Japanese traditions, but I do not think that people who have come from different cultures are able to understand it,” Dr Kiyahara told the broadcaster.
“They cannot imagine how such a thing could have come about.”