„Amabie“ 130 x 95cm, oil on canvas, 2022

Amabie (アマビエ) is a legendary Japanese mermaid or merman with a bird-beak like mouth and three legs or tail-fins, who allegedly emerges from the sea, prophesies either an abundant harvest or an epidemic, and instructed people to make copies of its likeness to defend against illness.

During the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan, amabie became a popular topic on SNS in Japan.



  Original drawing of „Amabile“, Anonym 1846


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