Retro Psychedelic art poster for home and office decor Ningyo Mermaid
Japanese dolls are called "ningyo" in Japan. This word literally means the human shape or mermaid.
One of the most famous folk stories concerning ningyo is called Yao Bikuni (八百比丘尼, "eight-hundred (years) Buddhist priestess") or Happyaku Bikuni. The story tells how a fisherman who lived in Wakasa Province once caught an unusual fish. In all his years fishing, he had never seen anything like it, so he invited his friends over to sample its meat.
One of the guests, however, peeked into the kitchen, noticed that the head of this fish had a human face, and warned the others not to eat it. So when the fisherman finished cooking and offered his guests the ningyo's grilled flesh, they secretly wrapped it in paper and hid it on their persons so that it could be discarded on the way home.
But one man, drunk on sake, forgot to throw the strange fish away. This man had a little daughter, who demanded a present when her father arrived home, and he carelessly gave her the fish. Coming to his senses, the father tried to stop her from eating it, fearing she would be poisoned, but he was too late and she finished it all. But as nothing particularly bad seemed to happen to the girl afterwards, the man did not worry about it for long.
Years passed, and the girl grew up and was married. But after that she did not age any more; she kept the same youthful appearance while her husband grew old and died. After many years of perpetual youth and being widowed again and again, the woman became a nun and wandered through various countries. Finally she returned to her hometown in Wakasa, where she ended her life at an age of 800 years.
✓ Printed with UV-resistant pigment archival inks, on 380g canvas cotton or 225g fine art paper
✓ Our designs are composed to work with the RGB LED lights, so if you have some at home turn off the light of your room, switch on the LED, play some music and relax the show is about to start.
(Colours and shapes working together, the picture slow will come to live) it is recommended to set your set light in SLOW FADE
✓ Made Berlin at Coloro Mystic Atelier.
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