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! This second edition includes a gatefold reproduction of Takashi Murakami’s 10-meter “Japan Supernatural” painting featuring a supernatural cat and an updated introduction from Davisson.