Korean art; Jeong Seon Chuil hanmyo. Free cat on an autumn day. Image of cat with pink chrysanthemums and grasshopper.

Korean painting titled “Chuil hanmyo” (Free cat on an autumn day) painted by en:Jeong Seon during the Korean Joseon Dynasty.

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Playing cats, Korean painting by Jang Seung-eop known by his pen name Owon

A cat god called Li Shou appears in the Chinese Book of Rites. He was worshipped by farmers because he protected the crops from being eaten by rats and mice.

The Myths and Domestication of Cats in Chinese History

The Chinese cat goddess Li Shou was worshiped by farmers as a goddess of fertility. Sacrifices were made to her in exchange for her pest control, for favorable rainfall, and for success with their crops.

Byeon Sang-byeok [변상벽] (Korean, Joseon Dynasty, 18th century) - Tabby cat and daisies

Byeon Sang-byeok [변상벽] (Korean, Joseon Dynasty, century) - Tabby cat and daisies

Korean Tiger and Rabbit, smoking pipes

If there wasn't a Korean folktale about tigers smoking with rabbits before, there'll be such a tale in my sprawling epic fantasy series soon. This odd image came from a Buddhist monastery in Korea, apparently recently.

Cat Watching a Butterfly: Gao Chengmu, Late 18th century.

Cat Watching a Butterfly Century-Chinese Qinq Dynasty Gao Cheng Mou Museum of Fine Arts, Boston cats in chinese art

Hiroaki, Takahashi (1871-1945), "Cat and Tomato Plant" Castle Fine Arts

Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei), Published by Fusui Gabo Cat Prowling Around a Staked Tomato Plant, 1931 Woodblock print, 20 x 13 in. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Gift of Stephanie Hamilton in memory of Leslie A.

coloryoursoulalways: 묘작도 화재 변상벽 (Byeon Sang-byeok) Joseon Dynasty, 18th century Byeon is one of the most respected painters of the Joseon Dynasty. He was skilled at depicting animals, especially cats.

묘작도 화재 변상벽 (Byeon Sang-byeok) Joseon Dynasty, century Byeon is one of the most respected painters of the Joseon Dynasty. He was skilled at depicting animals, especially cats.

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