Phoenix Chan - Nekomata
14"x18", gouache and color pencils on wood panel
Nekomata: The Split-Tailed Cat
According to Japanese folklore, when your beloved house cat grew old enough, its tail will split into two and it will walk on its hind legs. Your senior cat will leave the households and begins its second life in the mountain as Nekomata, a breed of Yōkai that possessed fierce magical powers.