Kon’nichiwa! That means hello in Japanese, the language the landfolk use near my homesea. I live in an area of the North Pacific Ocean called the Sea of Japan, where I frequently see and hear the humans as they sail about. Here we have many beautiful miles of coast and deep blue waters bursting with life.
I am very pleased to be the chosen Mermaiden of my kingdom to speak to humans. It is a wonderful thing for the MerWorld and human worlds to finally learn of each other!
I will tell you of my life as a mermaid, so that we may become true FinFriends. My father is the king of the Sea of Japan and our family rules most of the ocean from the South China Sea to the Sea of Othotsk in the north. As a Mermaiden, I was born with a special power to heal things and make them grow. Merfolk come from far and wide so that I can help them to be strong and healthy. It brings me great honor to help others.
I love the many plants that grow in the sea. My special finfriend, Akiko, and I spend much of our time growing and harvesting helpful sea plants for their healing benefits. Akiko is a beautiful tiny seahorse. She is delightful—so thoughtful and sweet. I can always count on Akiko to fetch just the right plant I need for a patient. But she’s lots of fun to play with too!
When we’re not taking care of the sick or gathering plants, we like to explore the caves and rocks along the coast. We especially enjoy visiting the tiny sea creatures who live there–mackerel, sardines, anchovies, tuna, squid and sea horses. That’s how I met Akiko. I was exploring one day and I found her in a cave, very ill. I used a combination of blue mud from the ocean bottom and my healing powers to nurse her back to health. We’ve been the best of finfriends ever since!
I look forward to learning more about the human world and sharing my world with you as well. Until next time…