Read Japanese Literature

Cats in Japanese Literature

November 28, 2022 Season 2 Episode 4
Read Japanese Literature
Cats in Japanese Literature
Show Notes

Today, we’re going to look at cats in Japanese literature.

We’ll start with the history of cats in Japan.

We’ll move on to cats in Japanese folklore and fiction, including the work of Haruki Murakami.

And finally we’ll end with a discussion of our readers' choice, “The Town of Cats” by Sakutaro Hagiwara.

Notes and sources at the podcast episode website.

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