• Image of Jasmine the oriental small clawed otter
  • Image of Jasmine the oriental small clawed otter

Jasmine is a single layer brooch in caramel swirl acrylic with hand painted details. She is 6cm in width

I made this collection based on my experiences with animal cafes in Japan, and to hopefully encourage people not to visit.
Otters like these are kept in cafes for peoples entertainment in Japan. Given how adorable they are, many people want a chance to interact with them. Unfortunately the reality of these animals situation is not the pretty picture it’s shown to be. Otters live in large family groups and love to frolic in water. In the cafes they are kept in cages or small pens alone with no ability to swim