When special effects makeup artist JIRO was temporarily made unemployed due to the countrywide quarantine, he found that he, like others, still needed to be creative. Using his incredible skills and a few small props, JIRO turned one of his hands into a series of “gloom-eating one-handed monsters”. He then challenged others to do the same.
It’s a cheerful, fun art activity aimed at those who are unable to leave their homes …I hoped that I could improve their gloomy moods a bit, so I came up with the theme of monsters that eat gloomy feelings. …Even during times of hardship, we can cheer ourselves up and save ourselves by using imagination.
JIRO also drew several more recognizable one-handed “monsters” and even one of himself.