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letslearntogether 1 week ago

What a lovely review! Thank you for sharing. The Japanese culture has such an enigmatic relationship to cats, from the mythology behind the "maneki-neko" or ('beckoning cat') statues, to "Tashirojima", the place informally known as 'Cat Island'. I also can't help but wonder if "The Cat and the City" is influenced by Natsume Soseki's famous "I Am a Cat" novel to some extent. In general, it sounds fascinating!

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readingproject 1 week ago

Victoria, who wrote the review, talked to me about the place of cats in Japanese culture, which is why she included the cat cafe in the sidebar. I know very little about Japanese literature, so I can't comment on Soseki, but I'll forward your comment on to Victoria when I see her next. Thanks!

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