Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan
Welcome to Catland!
Enter, and you’ll discover Japanese folklore about cats both real and supernatural, cats depicted in Japanese works of art and literature, cat-inspired culture and everyday objects, cat animation, and the global export of cuteness!
Japan’s cat culture contains multitudes, and it transcends physical geography. You might be allergic to cats. You might not be a cat person. (Yet.) But once you’ve been beckoned inside, the chances are good that you’ll decide to stay a while.
Author, Sarah Archer, is an award-winning design and culture writer. She lives with her husband and two acrobatically-inclined orange rescue cats in South Philadelphia.
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