Amabie Post card

39 kr

Postcards are lined up with a wish to get rid of the plague!
Pray for your health, give it to your friends, decorate your room, and bring your favorite prophetic beast to your side!
This is a tasteful series that uses paper with texture and retro printing, which is attractive for printing misalignment and cassoulet.

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.

Yogen no tori is one of a few prophetic Yokais. It looks like a two headed crow which one of their heads is white. Prophetic Yokai appear only when there's an important message to deliver. Legend tell that in 1858 during a cholera pandemic. A man name Kizaemon, who was the owner of Ichikawa village (now Yamanashi city). Reported of Yogen no tori in a disease epidemic diary. The script went on saying that the strange bird Yokai stated, that only people who gazed on it image day and night will be speared from the awful disease

size | 148x 100mm

material | paper

Made in Japan

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