January 14, 2021
Tange and Nakimushi Peanuts, From Land of the Rising Cat, 2019
It’s Dress Up Your Pet Day and, let’s be honest, we could all do with some feline fancy dress in our lives right now. Enter: these splendid sushi cats by Tange and Nakimushi Peanuts, as featured in Manami Okazaki’s 2019 publication, Land of the Rising Cat. The book is an in-depth investigation into Japan’s love of cats, and the ways in which they have “become a symbol for everything from religious rituals to social media celebrity”. It was one of our top art books of 2019—see the full list here for more fun reading recommendations.