Wananeko from Javier Jimenez
Wananeko is Javier Jimenez’s newest character and resin figure. The figure was created, designed and painted by Javier, sculpted by Cristina Ravenna and hand cast by Rafael Rodriguez Santos. Each resin piece stands approximately 4.8" tall, comes in a plastic bag with header card, and includes some stickers.
The first release will take place at the Tokyo Cat Fight show that will be held the 5th and 6th of July at the Design Festa Gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. A very limited edition in the original colorway seen in the video and illustrations will be released along with just a few one offs, all hand painted by Javier Jimenez.This cat isn’t your ordinary cat; he’s had an incredibly sad and hard life. Upon birth, he was abandoned and forced to live alone as a street cat facing peril and danger. Despite growing incredibly strong due to his rough upbringing on the streets of Japan, he still ended up dying, and out of his hate for humans, became a Yokai. He now takes vengeance by shape-shifting into a basket of meowing kittens on porches of the unsuspecting – only to transform back into a Yokai cat when the door is answered. He attacks whoever opens the door, and wreaks havoc on the inside of their home, delivering revenge to those who turned their eye on him when he was in need. That’s where his name comes from… “Wananeko”, which in Japanese, means “Trap Cat”.