Japan: A 'ningyo' or mermaid as represented by Baien Mouri (1798-1851) in his 'Baien Book of Fish'. 1835. In Japan mermaids are called ningyo or 'fish people'. An old Japanese belief was that eating the flesh of a ningyo could grant immortality. Noted natural historian Baien Mouri (1798-1851), a prolific illustrator known for his colorful depictions of plants and animals, included two sketches of a mermaid in his 1835 book Baien Gyofu ('Baien Book of Fish').

Japan: A 'ningyo' or mermaid as represented by Baien Mouri (1798-1851) in his 'Baien Book of Fish'. 1835.  In Japan mermaids are called ningyo or 'fish people'. An old Japanese belief was that eating the flesh of a ningyo could grant immortality.  Noted natural historian Baien Mouri (1798-1851), a prolific illustrator known for his colorful depictions of plants and animals, included two sketches of a mermaid in his 1835 book Baien Gyofu ('Baien Book of Fish'). Stock Photo
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