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Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan

Davisson, Zack

978 1 63405 916 9
List price(s):
18.95 USD
13.99 GBP

Publication date:
7 November 2017

Short description: 

Woodblock prints, essays, and translations scratch to light the secret lives of Japan's mythological felines.

Full description: 

This title will strongly appeal to cat lovers and social media buffs looking for the next new cat thing. Expert author has won awards for his translations and is second to none in interpreting Japanese folklore. Rarely seen woodblock prints will appeal to art collectors. Folklore buffs will like the newly translated tales.

Table of contents: 

1. Supernatural Cats in Japan2. A Short History of Japanese Cats3. Bakeneko - The Changing Cat4. The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima (Story)5. Nekomata - The Split-tailed Cat6. Neko no Kai - The Cat Mystery (Story)7. Kasha - The Cat Demon8. The Cat's Grave (Story)9. The Bakeneko Prostitutes of Edo10. The Story of the Faithful Cat (Story)11. Neko Musume - The Cat Daughter12. The Story of the Cat Daughter (Story)13. Gotokoneko - The Trivet Cat14. The Boy Who Drew Cats (Story)15. Iriomote Oyamaneko - The Iriomote Great Mountain Cat


Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost from Chin Music Press. He is the translator of Eisner Award-winning and Harvey-nominated Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan, and a 2014 nominee of the Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize. Other translation works include the famous folklore comic Kitaro (Drawn and Quarterly) and the works of Satoshi Kon (Dark Horse). He was a researcher and on-screen talent for National Geographic's TV special Japan: Lost Souls of Okinawa and maintains HYAKUMONOGATARI.COM, a popular Japanese folklore website.




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