Once Upon a Sushi Cat

The Mystery and the Magic


By Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts

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An all-at-once charming and delightful book on the world of sushi cats.

If you’re new to the wonderful world of sushi cats, we’re happy to formally introduce you to these magical creatures. Sushi cats are an unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice. But make no mistake, these sushi cats are not for eating. As the story goes, the history of sushi cats is nothing more than the history of mankind itself and they have been known to influence humans since the beginning of time.

Once Upon a Sushi Cat takes you on a journey through history describing where sushi cats come from (Sushi Cat Island, of course), and how they’ve traveled around the world on their flying plates spreading joy. Although we’ve gathered a little information from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is shrouded in mystery and sightings remain rare. Pause for a moment to look through the gaps of your busy life, and you may just spot a sushi cat looking back at you.


The history of sushi cats is no more than the history of mankind itself. Their existence has always been with us—as intimately bound to humanity as wasabi to pickled ginger. Closely tied to human life, they have influenced us since ancient times.

You can see the trail of this history from primitive cave drawings to classical paintings. Some scientists even say that such mystery of age-old culture was created through the magical power of sushi cats itself.

In Japan, there are many myths and old writings that say encounters with sushi cats can bring people good luck. But where did sushi cats come from?

Over the ocean and over the mountains, they were born on Sushi Cat Island, a magical place where cats meet sushi. From this magical place, the sushi cats set forth, traversing our mundane world on their flying plates, spreading happiness and joy.


On Sale
Sep 1, 2020
Page Count
64 pages
Running Press

Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts

About the Author

Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts is the official licensor of Sushi Cats.

Sam Stall has authored or co-authored more than 20 books that span the realm of pop culture. Sam lives in Indianapolis with his wife Jami and their son, James.

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