Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan
Zack Davisson explores the history and origins of the Kaibyo, the sinister supernatural cats of Japan. Cats have experienced many changes over time, evolving from the split-tailed nekomata to the hybrid cat daughter to the inviting cat. Stunning illustrations and epic tales are woven in, bringing these cats to life. The illustrations are detailed and depict the changes cats have gone through over the centuries. It’s fascinating to see how these myths originated from something as simple as mistaking a shadow on the wall for a more sinister and often deadly creature. This is a fascinating book with concise details and a clear grasp of the concept. The writing makes the topic engaging and fun with an easy-to-understand style. Each chapter details a different time period that shows how cats were perceived, with tales included that compliment the chapter and reveal how cats have impacted mythology as well as history, from the beloved pets of a prince to the alluring hybrid cat-women. A perfect read for those who love history, mythology, and cats.
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|Page Count||120 pages|
|Publisher||Chin Music Press Inc.|
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