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Tokyo's Ghost Cat Festival Scares Up Lots Of 'Meow'-iment

The Tokyo neighborhood of Kagurazaka turned out to be the cat’s meow for cosplay enthusiasts on Sunday, thanks to a festival honoring “ghost cats.” The Kagurazaka Bakeneko Festival celebrates the neighborhood’s connection to cats, which stems from a satirical Japanese novel called I Am A Cat by Natsume Soseki. The term “Bakeneko” means “changed cat” and is used in Japanese folklore for cats that have developed supernatural powers, usually in their old age, according to Yokai.
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