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Japanese yôkai AMABIÉ to repel the pandemic

In this critical situation worldwide, it may seem to be ridiculous to "just draw a picture and show it to others", but it is one of the style of prayer, to survive this hardship.
I'd like to introduce a Yôkai --- a monster, a spirit of Japanese folklore that has some supernatural power. It's AMABIÉ for this time.

I like this AMABIÉ because:
* it works as a charming symbol for the campaign to defeat pandemic.
* it's not "someone-designed" symbol, but anyone can create their own; funny or furious, sharp or innocent, etc. it's fun to see the variations on FB, instagram, twitter with the hashtag #amabie or #amabiechallenge !
* it's religion- free.

April 16, 2020