Ian Hancox, master chief at Chief Creations, is back with a brand new creation. Ian is no stranger when it comes to Japanese folklore, he already brought us the beautiful Baby Yokai-Tatsu, a resin take on one of the oldest supernatural creatures known in Japan. For this release he continued with the Baby Yokai theme, approaching the mythical y?kai demon Kappa creatures turning them into little cute resin figures. As far as folklore goes, we let the artist tell you the tail;
“Kappa are aquatic, reptilian humanoids who inhabit the rivers and streams flowing over Japan.
Their most distinguishing characteristic is a dish-like depression that lies on top of their skulls.”
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“This dish is the source of a kappa’s power and must be kept filled with water at all times. Should the water be spilled and the dish dry up, the kappa will be unable to move. It may even die. SO DONT SPILL IT!!!!”
Standing around 2 1/4 inches with the top filled with clear resin, kappa – Baby Yokai is a limited edition of 10 individually hand casted in solid resin and hand painted.
We personally thing Ian did an amazing job from the concept to the cast itself. Those big eyes really stand out. We would like to see more creatures done in this Baby Yokai style, it shows how comfortable Ian is working on it. Japanese folklore is rich in this kind of characters, it would be an amazing collection to have. What do you say Ian?