•About this Yokai•
“Kame-onna” (JP: 豊年亀) - (aka ‘turtle lady.’ or 'Honengame') - yet another prophetic mermaid yokai from the sea! - Attracting people with her brilliant glowing shell & Seaweed tail reminiscent of "Minogame" (Another lucky turtle yokai that has lived 10,000 years!) She would deliver prophecies of good harvests or warned of epidemics, droughts & other disasters. - Like Amabie & others, her picture would often be distributed in the news and drawings of it would also be sold as a talisman or luck charm, to ward against evil & bring luck and good health! - Just looking at her will supposedly ward off evil, disease and other ailments!!
History: An illustration from the Edo period states that she was captured alive on July 14, 1839 in Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture. - (Though its worth note, she or similar yokai have also appeared in elsewhere in Japan, rarely since 1669, she's also listed as one of the "7 Mermaids of Fukushimagata lagoon".
Sticker by @samkalensky (yo thats me!) part of my yokai collection of stickers check my shop and follow for many more