All of the collectable paintings and sculptures are scaled-down versions of real works of art.
The Gyroids are based on the Haniwa, terracotta clay figures that were used in funeral rituals during the Kofun period of Japanese history.
In the Japanese versions, Jane has brown skin, white fur, tired eyes, and large, pink lips. This design was heavily altered during localization to avoid any possible racial tension.
Contributed By: Eve.
Redd or Crazy Redd is based on kitsunes. In Japanese folklore,Kitsunes are known to be tricksters.
Contributed By: Rydia_the_Mage.
Connection to Other Media
When you catch a loach, the text will ask if it's Hylian. The Hylian Loach is the rare breed of fish from Ocarina of Time's iconic fishing pond.
The character Snake is a pink bunny in a Zipper Shirt who wears black and leather clothes. This is a reference to the video game character Solid Snake who wears black and leather suits.
Contributed By: CoolKoopa15.
The frog Wart Jr. is a reference to the debunked myth that frogs pass warts to people through contact. It's also a likely reference to Wart, the froggy antagonist from Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988).
Contributed By: Shotgunnova.
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