As my regular readers know, I am a big fan of Lisa Larson, especially her cats.
So, for my birthday, Björn managed to find me a Japanese Lisa Larson plush Rudolf!
I joke that it is clearly an Abyssinian; he’s brown, with clear banding.
Lorelai can’t quite decide how she feels about Rudolf.
It’s a funny thing, the way the Japanese have embraced Lisa Larson’s cats, and yet it isn’t at all. They have co-opted Finland’s Moomins to the point where I legit thought Moomins were Japanese before Sanna-Leena set me straight.
But the Lisa Larson obsession, especially her cats, makes complete sense. Lisa’s round, friendly cat faces are right up Japan’s alley.
A match made in heaven, one might say.
Don’t worry…no Lisa Larson Japanese cat plushies were harmed in the making of this post.