Greg Gunn

MM008 - Nekomata



Nekomata (original form: 猫また, later forms: 猫又, 猫股, 猫胯) are a yōkai of cats told about in folklore as well as classical kaidan, essays, etc. There are two very different types, the beast that lives in the mountains, and the ones raised domestically that grow old and transform... in the 'Meigetsuki,' concerning their appearance, it was written, 'they have eyes like a cat, and have a large body like a dog,' there are many who raise the question of whether or not it really is a monster of a cat...”

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