“Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth,” said Albert Camus. “They are inseparable.” Indeed, absurdity does have a way of instilling happiness in us. Take, for example, Nekozushi, the brainchild of Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts (a name that’s equally absurd).
Nekozushi, or Cat Sushi, is exactly what you think it is: a series of felines placed on top of a bed of rice and playfully adorned with props to make them look like different types of sushi. Hooray for absurdity?
Last year a Nekozushi shop opened where you can get your very own Nekozushi postcard or calendar. They even have a buying guide in English. And, no, nothing from the shop is edible.
June 17, 2014
From 30 Vintage Movie Posters from Japan
1. Kiyoshi Awazu, poster for Double Suicide, 1969 (Awazu on 50 Watts)
2. Kurosawa’s own artwork for Dodes’ka-den (Clickety Clack), 1970
3. ”Young Miss” (Ojo san) movie poster, 1930 . via Pink Tentacle
4. For a Few Dollars More, 1967
5. Masculin Féminin, 1966. via Zero Focus
6. House, 1977. via Gurafiku
7. Rififi, 1955
8. Onibaba, 1964