Would you like a side of whiskers with that California Roll?
Neko-Sushi — also known as Sushi Cats — is a series of prints available for sale by Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts.
While some of the sushi-themed felines are more traditional, donning seafood and vegetables, some are just plain bizarre.
“Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice,” writes the company on its website. “Although several references have come down to us through history from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is still shrouded in mystery and actual sightings remain rare.”
Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts describe the zen of the series with “contradiction and mystery.”
We know the rule of Sushi – fish on top of rice.
On the other hand we know the rule cats eat fish.
Cats sit on rice, where fish is supposed to be – why?
Contradiction and mystery in this world is always center of the criptic questions among Japanese zen monks.
And this is another Zen question -why Cats sit on rice instead of fish, not eating them? – the graet zen question, which proves the magical power of Sushi Cats.