My new print is of a Baku - a Japanese mythic creature that devours dreams and nightmares.
It has a long genealogy originating from Chinese folklore and has been around and familiar to us since 14th century.
It is said to have a body of a bear, an elephant trunk, tiger's paws, ox's tail and rhinoceros eyes.
Image of Baku was often used in shrine and temple architecture and netsuke carvings.
People also put images under the pillows so they wouldn't have nightmares.
There were even pillow boxes with Baku's image or pillows with a shape of Baku.
In recent years it often appears in anime and manga like Pokemon.
Baku also means "tapir" in Japanese so some interpretations of Baku look somewhat Tapir-like.
My Baku is walking around at night looking for dreams to eat..