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I've been looking for awhile for some good bakeneko designs and cannot seem to find any good references. Does anyone have a book or site for good designs that they could direct me to? I know Horitomo has a lot of really cool cats but from what I've seen none of them were really "bakeneko". I plan on getting a tattoo of one soon and would like to see some better pictures then what google has provided me. I'd like to do it with a really elaborate kimono and then have some severed heads with it. I was hoping to find an old Japanese folklore book with pictures but have so far been unsuccessful.

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I've been looking for awhile for some good bakeneko designs and cannot seem to find any good references. Does anyone have a book or site for good designs that they could direct me to? I know Horitomo has a lot of really cool cats but from what I've seen none of them were really "bakeneko". I plan on getting a tattoo of one soon and would like to see some better pictures then what google has provided me. I'd like to do it with a really elaborate kimono and then have some severed heads with it. I was hoping to find an old Japanese folklore book with pictures but have so far been unsuccessful.

I'm not sure if this will help. It's more of a broad cat reference but I believe these books may have a couple bakeneko or nekomata references. Unfortunately the 1st is temporarily out of stock and the second is in Japanese I believe. The latter one had a cool print of a otokodate or samurai fighting a giant bakeneko or nekomata, if it's the same book I think it is.

Horitomo actually did a really nice nekomata on Grime. It was sitting with a knife in it's mouth. It was posted on Horitomo's or Grime's or Sword & Skull's IG site. I can't remember exactly. I think it's in the monmon book too.

Cats in Ukiyo-E: Japanese Woodblock Prints (Japanese and English Edition):Amazon:Books

Edo Neko [Tankobon Softcover] by Japanese Author:Amazon:Books

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I'm not sure if this will help. It's more of a broad cat reference but I believe these books may have a couple bakeneko or nekomata references. Unfortunately the 1st is temporarily out of stock and the second is in Japanese I believe. The latter one had a cool print of a otokodate or samurai fighting a giant bakeneko or nekomata, if it's the same book I think it is.

Horitomo actually did a really nice nekomata on Grime. It was sitting with a knife in it's mouth. It was posted on Horitomo's or Grime's or Sword & Skull's IG site. I can't remember exactly. I think it's in the monmon book too.

Cats in Ukiyo-E: Japanese Woodblock Prints (Japanese and English Edition):Amazon:Books

Edo Neko [Tankobon Softcover] by Japanese Author:Amazon:Books

Thanks for the references =]. I actually saw that cat he did on Grime. He text a picture of it to the dude who was tattooing me right after he got it. I really liked that tattoo.

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I recently bought a book called Mythical Beasts of Japan. It has a few bakeneko pictures in it. I don't know if you have already seen these but I'll post them anyway.

Kuniyoshi, Kyosai, Kuniyoshi, Yoshifuji.

Just found this blog. It's not in English but it has a lot of good pictures of Yokai.

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I recently bought a book called Mythical Beasts of Japan. It has a few bakeneko pictures in it. I don't know if you have already seen these but I'll post them anyway.

Kuniyoshi, Kyosai, Kuniyoshi, Yoshifuji.

Just found this blog. It's not in English but it has a lot of good pictures of Yokai.

Ha ha! I think I just visited that same blog after seeing this post. I saved that 3rd image for my personal reference library. It's a variant of the print I saw in the book I mentioned in my earlier post.

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