Divine Felines: The Cat in Japanese Art | Author: Rhiannon Paget

From Hello Kitty to Maneki Neko – Japan is the epicentre of global cat culture!

Whether lurking in corners or taking centre stage, cats are a ubiquitous presence in Japanese art. Depending on the situation, they may invite good fortune, prompt the viewer to meditate on a tale or provide evidence of an unseen world of magic and supernatural happenings.

In 200 charming woodblock prints, paintings, screens and figurines spanning three centuries, Japanese art expert Rhiannon Paget celebrates the rich symbolism and surprising stories surrounding the feline image in Japan. This delightful book will appeal to anyone with an interest in Japanese art and culture, plus of course to all cat lovers!

15.2 x 17.7cm
192 pages

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