Sushi Cat Update! (HD GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
The following article, originally published on October 7, was AkihabaraNews' 6th most popular of 2014. This is probably Editor Reno's favorite news of 2014.
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Some New Sushi Cats;
Some Old Sushi Cats
Well, we’ve learned that since our last check-in, there are a few new Sushi Cats in the collection - and it’s always a good day for Sushi Cats (neko-zushi). It’s a particularly good day for Badminton Geronimo over there. Pretty sure we need that on an iPhone case.
The creators of Sushi Cats, easily found at the romanized translation thereof - www.nekozushi.com - provide Japanese names for their creations, but rather than translate, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give them English names. And when we say that, we mostly mean someone typed out the polluted overflow from Editor Reno’s stream of consciousness in between fits of childish laughter.
Oh, and before you scroll down to the in-line gallery, it’s really worth it to read these words from the NekoZushi team. It gives a pretty good idea of who’s behind all this (as translated by the Sushi Cats/Neko-Zushi team):
“What is “Neko-Sushi”?
Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice. 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. There are several academics who have devoted their lives to the study of these creatures. According to a number of these, Neko-Sushi make use of gaps in space to come to us from an alternate dimension. Beyond these “gaps” lies the world of the Neko-Sushi in which, it is recently understood, lies the true identity of the cats that dwell with us here in the human dimension.
Zen and Sushi Cats
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.”
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