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Famous Japanese Art Improved By Neko Atsume

Because procrastination is my middle name and I currently have a Boaty McBoatload of editing to do, it became clear to me that the best use of my time this morning would be to see how much Japanese art could be improved by the addition of Tubbs & Co…

First of all, I feel quite sure that Murasaki Shikibu would agree that medieval court life would have been vastly improved by collecting video cats. (On the other hand, the novel might not have been invented for a few more centuries, because the Tale of Genji wouldn't have stood a chance against attracting Mr. Meowgi)
First of all, I feel quite sure that Murasaki Shikibu would agree that medieval court life would have been vastly improved by collecting gamecats. (On the other hand, the invention of the novel might have been delayed for a few more centuries, because the Tale of Genji wouldn’t have stood a chance against Mr. Meowgi)
Hokusai could have done a "36 Views Of Neko" series that would have WAY outsold that Fuji shinola
Hokusai could have done a “36 Views Of Neko” series that would have WAY outsold that Fuji shinola
Fearsome AND friendly, I think that's what you were shooting for here, right Kōrin?
Fearsome AND friendly, I think that’s what you were shooting for here, right Kōrin?
Think how much MORE famous the kabuki actor Otani Oniji III would have been if assisted by Tubbs
Think how much MORE famous the kabuki actor Otani Oniji III would have been if assisted by Tubbs
How many can you find...?
How many can you find…?
And finally, Yayoi Kusama really ought to make this sculpture available as a goodie JUST SAYIN
And finally, Yayoi Kusama really ought to make this sculpture available as a goodie JUST SAYIN

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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      • Yeah, three. Two are magnets: a sumo (I was feeling the spirit) and one is a cat looking out an old school window. The third one is some people resting under a waterfall. I can’t find any cats in there for the life of me!

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