ANIMAL YŌKAI SERIES: BAKENEKO (CAT)
Media: mixed media on Bristol
Actual size: 2,5x3,5"
Both bakemono and nekomata (an older bakeneko whose tail has partially split in two) are
said to appear as very large cats with longer tails than they should possess. They may use
their shape-shifting powers to live a life as a human, sometimes by taking the place of
a member of the household after killing and consuming them in their sleep. They
may take the form of a person they intend to kill or harm. Other stories tell about
how a bakeneko may sometimes shape-shift into a beautiful girl, so that their
owner would be able to marry them and have children.
Limited edition ACEO print, 2,5x3,5": $6