Friday, October 22, 2010

31 Amigurumi in October - October 22

There is a Japanese legend that says when a cat becomes older, its tail will split in two and the cat becomes a Neko-mata, or forked cat. The Neko-mata are unusually large cats, measuring a meter and a half long, not including the tail, and they often walk about on their hind feed. Said to dance and manipulate the dead like puppets, the Neko-mata are associated with strange fires and other unexplainable occurrences. The fear of the Neko-mata caused many to cut off kitten tails as a precaution, because it was thought that if the tail couldn't fork, a cat would never turn into a Neko-mata.

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