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Atlas Obscura Fan Favorites: Supernatural Cats of Japan

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enter the mysterious realm of kaibyō—the supernatural cats of Japan—with author and folklorist Zack Davisson.

What’s sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome, but always interesting? The supernatural cats of Japan. Join author and folklorist Zack Davisson for a live chat about the spooky felines. He’ll illuminate the mysterious realm of kaibyō (supernatural cats) with dozens of ukiyo-e prints from his namesake book, Kaibyō. Cat lovers and Japanophiles alike won’t want to miss this in-depth exploration.

This experience is part of Fan Favorites Week (Sept. 21-25) at Atlas Obscura! Over the past six months, we’ve worked with some of the most fascinating, curious, and exciting people on the planet to bring you a wide range of interactive online experiences, broadcasting the world’s wonders right into your living room. Now we’re bringing back 10 of our best-selling, best-reviewed online experiences, packed into one wondrous week of discovery. Grab a ticket and experience the fun and fascination you’ve been missing out on!

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Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, lecturer, and scholar of Japanese folklore. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and Yokai Stories from Chin Music Press, and is an essayist for Wayward from Image Comics.

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Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. A recording of the Fan Favorites Week experience will be available to all registered ticket holders for five days after the event. Head to Atlas Obscura to see more of our upcoming online experiences!