The Japanese name for this fish, Amemasu, means “rain trout”, and they inhabit rivers and lakes of Honshu and Hokkaido. It is said that they are shape-shifters that can take on the form of a beautiful woman. In this alluring form, they seduce young men leading them away to never be seen again. But the glamour can be pierced by touch, for their skin is cold as that of their fish nature. The Ainu know that ancient Amemasu are guardians deities of lakes. These old ones grow so big that they can span the width of an entire lake.
Size: 6 x 6 inches