Natsume Sōseki, 1912
photographed by Ogawa Kazumasa
I am a cat. As yet I have no name. I’ve no idea where I was born. All I remember is that I was miaowing in a dampish dark place when, for the first time, I saw a human being. […]
During my early days in the house, I was terribly unpopular with everyone except the master. Everywhere I was unwelcome, and no one would have anything to do with me. The fact that nobody, even to this day, has given me a name indicates quite clearly how very little they have thought about me.
— Natsume Sōseki, ‘I am a cat’, transl. Aiko Itō and Graeme Wilson
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