Ronin Institute will Accept Cats Now, Apparently

At least that seems to me to be the inevitable consequence of this image, which I stumbled across this morning (posted by Nick Kapur, via Hiroko Tabuchi, via Stellar)

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Sadly, and contrary to early reports, this is actually an image by a contemporary surrealist artist named Tetsuya Noguchi (e.g., here, or here). However, Kapur, a historian, notes that he has actually seen genuine Edo-period cat-ear helmets before. Also, anyone looking for present ideas for the motorcyclist in your life, here you go:

woman biker with cat ear helmet

You’re welcome.

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