The character, known as Amabie, is one of the yōkai—a class of spirits first popularized in Japanese folklore during the Edo period.
According to legend, seeing and distributing Amabie’s image can keep
infectious disease away. It stands to reason, then, that artists around
the world are now sharing their interpretations of the classic creature
on social media."
From Smart News, Smithsonian Magazine. Read the article here.
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