Amabie Pottery | Chopstick rest
Hand painted Amabie pottery chopstick rests.
Amabie dates back to the nineteenth century. Folklore story's tell of a mermaid-like creature "Yokai" (spirit) 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 Amanor before disappearing into the sea.
Please note that each piece vary as they are made by hands.
Hand wash only with mild detergent and a soft sponge.
size | 5.4 x 4 x 1.3cm
material | Pottery, Minoyaki
Made in Japan