Kaibyō: The Supernatural Cats of Japan by Zack Davisson

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Read Kaibyō: The Supernatural Cats of Japan Online Free - An in-depth exploration of the sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome feline creatures and ghosts of Japan. Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyō, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. Lushly illustrated in full color with dozens of ukiyo-e prints and drawings. A must-have book for the Japanophile and cat-lover alike!

Title : Kaibyō: The Supernatural Cats of Japan
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ISBN : 1634059166
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 142 pages


Orrin rated it ★★★★☆

February 11, 2018

The first (mostly) prose book that I have finished in 2018, Zack Davisson's Kaibyo serves as a nearly perfect little primer on the history, mystery, and many variations of cat-related folklore in Japan. While Davisson's extensive knowledge of the topic provides welcome context at every turn, the...

DM rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2017

Davisson’s beautiful new book, Kaibyō: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, comprises a primer on the rich tapestry of Japanese cat lore, carefully organized to be both accessible and engaging. Like his Yūrei: The Japanese Ghost (2015), Kaibyō features traditional Japanese strange tales, a number of w...

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