Edo Cats: Tails of Old Tokyo
By Ryuto Kanzaki and the Manga University Historical Society; Manga University, 2015
FROM BACK COVER:
"When Tokugawa Ieyasu was appointed shogun of Japan in 1603, the fortunes of a sleepy fishing villages called Edo were forever changed. Ieyasu transformed Edo -- today known as Tokyo -- into the bustling capital of his feudal government. By the end of the century, the town's population had swollen to nearly 1 million -- a number that didn't even include the cats.
And by all accounts, Edo was positively crawling with cats.
Edo Cats introduces us to that era through a series of enchanting ukiyo-e (woodblock print) illustrations -- all drawn from a feline perspective. Travel back in time and discover the fascinating faces, places, tales and tails of Old Tokyo."
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