Kabamaru (Round Hippo) is a character created by Japanese artist Hajime Okamoto. Kabamaru and his pals get into all kinds of mischief. Here the cats have inserted themselves into a hinamatsuri display.
Okamoto is famous for his drawings of six different cats, the most memorable of which is Kabamaru,who is always drawn as the largest cat in all of his multi-cat paintings. Kabamaru is the leader of the group, looking out for his friends. Kaba in Japanese means “hippo” and maru means “round.” He’s named that because he’s a bit of a slowpoke. Kabamaru made his debut in 1998 and a picture book about him was published in 2003.
Hand selected in limited quantities and designs, they are similar in size to a large handkerchief and can be used to wrap small packages, wall hangings, or as napkins.
19 7/8″ square