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Cat Dance: Bakeneko Festival (??????????) in Kagurazaka, Tokyo

One year I bought a copy of the Natsume Soseki tome, ‘I Am a Cat’, for my dad. I’d read of version of it that I assume must have been truncated, because it looked like a short story compared the Biblical brick that I sent back home. Whatever the version I read, I didn’t get it, in the sense that I didn’t get why it has become a kind of default answer to the question; What’s a famous Japanese book? For some time now I’ve been meaning to go back and give it another crack.
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