Original illustration. They're mythical two-tailed monster cat ( 猫又"nekomata") and mythical monster fox ( 妖狐"youko").
drawing material : watercolor
Japanese title: あやかし歌留多( ayakashi karuta )
Ayakashi karuta by ~aloespica109 portrays such a familiar and heartwarming situation! Just looking at it makes me feel nostalgic reminiscing the days when I was a kid and there were guests at home... That mix of curiosity and fear I used to feel is so very well captured in the girl's eyes and body language, oozing excitement and anticipation. Simply enthralling piece of work! (Suggested by many) (