Nyanto mo Neko Darake (Cats of Many Varieties)
November 18, 2010 5:35 PM   Subscribe

Nyanto mo Neko Darake (Cats of Many Varieties) is an exhibition in Kyoto featuring charming Edo-period (19th century) woodblock images of cats: playful cats forming themselves into the Japanese word for "blowfish," giant monster heads and skulls made of intertwining cats, ghost cats seeking vengeance.

Here are a few more images from the show from three Japanese blogs: (1), (2), (3).

Bonus trivia: The "Nyanto mo" of the exhibition's title is usually written "nanto mo": the "nya" is the sound that cats make in Japanese, ニャー (nyaa).
posted by shirobara (6 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
These are just lovely, thank you.
posted by smoke at 5:51 PM on November 18, 2010

The original LOLcats?
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:48 PM on November 18, 2010

Purrfect coming home to after a long day of work. Thanks for the link!
posted by maryr at 7:03 PM on November 18, 2010

Oh dear. I think I see another Spoonflower project I don't have time (or particular use) for in my future.
posted by wreckingball at 7:17 PM on November 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


when Tokugawa past
books fell from the walls

the sammamiya cat? the one here -the cats with a ball. The one in the middle has a nice spin and seems just plain happy.
posted by clavdivs at 10:18 PM on November 18, 2010

Skulls made out of cats...brilliant!
posted by QIbHom at 8:05 AM on November 19, 2010

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