‘Nearnes Collections’ by Genpei Akasegawa ￥1,890 Amazon.co.jp
As a painter, writer and art critic, the multitalented Genpei Akasegawa was truly one of a kind. This publication is the guidebook to the ‘Matatabi Art Museum’, a gallery established inside of Genpei Akasegawa’s vivid imagination. It features a line up of ‘cat masterpieces’ by the likes of impressionists such as Renoir and Gauguin and popular 20th century painters including Chagall, Picasso and Foujita. Looking through this book, which also includes Akasegawa’s humor-filled essays, one cannot help but notice that it was both created by and made for cat lovers.