Gotokuneko Picture

My illustrations are inspired by the myths and legends of Japanese folklore.

Gotokuneko - Cat of Five Virtues (A5 14.8cm x 21cm)

In Japanese mythology Gotokuneko (五徳猫 , Cat of Five Virtues) is a kind of cat spirit, who can breathe fire from a cut shoot of bamboo

The gotokuneko is a kind of nekomata that relaxes by the fireplace and keeps the fire going when no one is around.

Print available in my Etsy shop [link]
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