Uraomote-yamaneko (KISSA BOOKS)


Publisher ‏ : ‎ KISSA BOOKS
Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 2, 2023
Language ‏ : ‎ Japanese
Tankobon Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 4910943015
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-4910943015
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.5 x 20 x  0.9 cm




The Underwild Cat

Nana Inoue

A picture book starring a wild cat by the author who won the Silver Medal in the BEST BOOK DESIGN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
The “Uraomote Yamaneko” has been reprinted by KISSA BOOKS with a new look.

Picture book about a mysterious underwild cat (Uraoamote wildcat) that travels back and forth between the underworld and the front world, and his encounter with a girl.

The Underwild cat is fond of saying, “Well, from the underworld’s point of view, the underworld is the front world and the front world is the underworld.”
The universe of sky.
The universe of wind.
The universe of light.
A girl and a cat travel through various universes.
Beautifulness. Eternity. Solitude.
The world is depicted in this book.

The text is printed in 5 colors using CMYK + special gold.
The title is printed in letterpress.
The cat’s belly is hollowed out, and you can see a twinkling star printed on the back cover.


This work was originally published by Horinouchi Publishing in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Iriomote wildcat, and has been reprinted by KISSA Books with a new binding in 2023.


About author: Nana Inoue

A writer, painter, and author of picture books from Maizuru, Kyoto who currently resides in Tokyo. At the age of 16, she went to the U.S. to study art. She is graduate of Musashino Art University in Tokyo and has had her works featured at several exhibitions and art fairs in Japan and abroad. These days she writes children’s books. In 2018 “Kuma madeno Osarai – process for becoming a little bear” was awarded the silver medal for “Best Book Design from all over the World” in Leipzig, Germany.


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