Thursday, May 2, 2013
Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts have created an online sensation with their oddly amusing pictures of cats dressed as sushi. The adorably confused kitties appear nestled on clumps of rice, along with decidedly un-nigiri like toppings, including ping pong balls and knitting needles.
History of Sushi Cats
In addition to the collection of photos, there's also a video delving into the history of these rare and magical felines, who are rumored to bring good luck. And, once you're fully invested in the legend of Nekozushi, be sure to check out the free mobile game app, and online shop (in Japanese, natch), where for a few thousand yen, you can get your paws on sushi cats prints, postcards, fans, and more.
Still struggling to understand the complicated, yet beautiful, world of Sushi Cats? Their website offers the following explanation:
"Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice. Although several references have come down to us through history from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is still shrouded in mystery and actual sightings remain rare.
There are several academics who have devoted their lives to the study of these creatures. According to a number of these, Neko-Sushi make use of gaps in space to come to us from an alternate dimension. Beyond these "gaps" lies the world of the Neko-Sushi in which, it is recently understood, lies the true identity of the cats that dwell with us here in the human dimension."
Via Design Taxi / Nekozushi