Amabie Yokai embroidered on a soft double gauze handkerchief. Amabie is believed to ward off plagues by showing a picture of her to the world.. Amabie dates back to the nineteenth century.
Folklore story's tell of a mermaid-like creature "Yokai" that appeared
from the sea around the Higo Country ( current Kumamoto Prefecture)
and made predictions about good harvest and plague.
"If the plague or epidemic strikes, show people a picture of me as
soon as possible," said the yokai before disappearing into the sea. ■Product
Size /35cm ｘ 35cm
Material / 100% Cotton, Embroidery thread: 100% Rayon
Made in Japan■Attention
Wash with dark colors, due to friction color may discolored or transfer in the first couple of washes.
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