These lovable cat-themed sweets were made by Caroline, a Japanese housewife. She creates them annually on Cat’s Day — February 22. The cat-shaped sweets are nerikiri: a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing sweet white bean paste and glutinous rice. Caroline tints and sculpts them into various shapes and styles; then puts them on pancakes and doughnuts as edible decorations. They’re just too cute to eat!
Synopsis: Katanagatari is the story of Yasuri Shichika, a swordsman who fights without a sword, and Togame, an ambitious strategist who seeks to collect twelve legendary swords for the shogunate. The son of an exiled war hero, Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotouryuu (bladeless) school of fighting, and lives on an isolated island with his elder sister, Nanami. At the request of Togame, Shichika sets out on a journey across Edo-era Japan to locate the Deviant Blades, all wielded by formidable opponents. But, in order to prove his loyalty to Togame, who has been betrayed before, and relies on neither money neither money nor honor, Shichika must fall in love. (wikipedia)