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Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

by Sarah Archer


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An irresistible and colorful celebration of Japan’s thriving cat culture.

In Japan, cats rule. And the country’s feline love affair is now a worldwide phenomenon. From cat cafés and Hello Kitty to the familiar sight of a maneki neko (“beckoning cat”) waving its paw from a shop window, cat lovers all over the world are more immersed in Japan’s cat culture than they may realize.

With charming storytelling, Catland will introduce you to cats practicing to become monks, a designer who makes cat costumes inspired by the fashions of 18th-century France, and skilled craftsmen who build pieces of fine furniture precisely scaled down to suit feline customers. Packed with photographs, works of art, pop culture and folklore, Catland is the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.

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ISBN-13: 9781682684733
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 08/11/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 212,878
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sarah Archer is a writer and curator who specializes in design and material culture. The author of Midcentury Christmas and The Midcentury Kitchen, she contributes to Slate, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, and She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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