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Members Only: Supernatural Cats of Japan

Free Online Experience
1.25 hours
Up to 275 people
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What We’ll Do

Join Atlas Obscura on National Hug Your Cat Day to enter the mysterious realm of kaibyō—the supernatural cats of Japan—with author and folklorist Zack Davisson. Supernatural Cats of Japan is our most popular online experience offering to date, and this time we're bringing it back exclusively for our members. If you aren't an Atlas Obscura member yet, learn more here.

What's sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome, but always interesting? The supernatural cats of Japan. Put on your best cat print couture, cuddle up with your feline companions and join us for a live Zoom chat with folklorist Zack Davisson as we explore the mysterious realm of kaibyō with dozens of ukiyo-e prints from his namesake book. Cat lovers and Japanophiles alike won't want to miss this in-depth exploration.

About Your Host
Zack Davisson
Zack Davisson

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.

What Else You Should Know

Current Atlas Obscura members have already been emailed a special access code to reserve their tickets below. If you are a member interested in attending and haven't received the access code, please contact

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Group Size

There are 275 spots available on this experience.

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