Are obsessions with cute cats and cat pics global across time and space? An article from September 2020 by Zack Davisson that appeared in Smithsonian Magazine takes a look at this phenomenon in Japan, at least, and explores the appearance … Continue reading
Unrelated cat photo taken by Travis at Yanaka Cemetery in Tokyo, June 2013. Louise Hung is an American writer currently living in Japan. Her latest post on The Order of the Good Death, entitled “Paying my respects to the most … Continue reading
As the internet has probably informed you all, now that we’ve passed through our phase of cats wearing melon hats and sitting in bowls, there is a trend now of dressing up cats in kimono. One can’t forget, of course, … Continue reading
The Kuniyoshi Project is a website dedicated to the prints of early modern ukiyo-artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳). Although the website maintains a simple design, there must be hundreds of fantastic prints available to view, along with descriptions of their content … Continue reading
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Hanami: not just for people. Check out these adorable cats enjoying the sakura over on Neko Memo’s post “Golden Collaboration! A Collection of Beautiful Photos of Cherry Blossoms and Cats” 「黄金のコラボ！ 桜と猫の美しすぎる画像集」. Via RocketNews24.
Sweet Ipomoea has done what many cat-owning Miyazaki fans have dreamed of for Halloween: made her cat a Catbus costume from Tonari no Totoro. For more photos and instructions, check out the full post on her blog.
I’m rolling my eyes a bit at the title of this piece, but the photos are a great new lens through which to explore Kyoto. Katayama has taken thousands of pictures of the legendary ancient city that once was the … Continue reading
Writing here at Shinpai Deshou still isn’t quite back on track yet, since a couple of our contributors are in the process of overseas and domestic moves from and within Japan, but we promise more great things next week! In … Continue reading
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If our post on Sushi cat and デブ猫 was any indication, or perhaps the enormously popular antics of Maru-chan, you already know that Japan has a ridiculous and wide-spread love of adorable cats. Honestly, most of us here at Shinpai … Continue reading