20 Jan ISAP Amabie
Thank you to Ms Amie Kirk, Affiliate Research Fellow at the Institute of Japanese Studies (IJS) within the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) for designing and producing our ISAP Amabie.
Amabie is a Japanese Yokai which can stave off the disease through illustration of its image. Amabie was featured in a kawara-ban newspaper of the Edo era, and prophesized ‘Good harvest will continue for six years from the current year; if an epidemic ever spreads, draw a picture of me and show it to everyone’.
ISAP hopes everyone stays safe and well in the current pandemic.