Today We, Zarathustra the Cat, present the true version of the famous woodblock print “Under the Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa” from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by genius Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, where Catzilla’s presence was discovered:
One can see here the epic moment when Catzilla popped up under the Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa, near Mount Fuji, Japan, attracted by the odor of shrimps in one of the fishing boats. Scared people on the bridge are trying to hide under wide straw hats and umbrellas. Sailors in the boat fell on their gear, pretending to be just hats. A fisherman on the rocks dropped his pole and mimicked a stone.
Don’t worry folks, Catzilla wants only your shrimps. So, please kindly open the boat cover and share your catch with the magnificent beast!
Or Fuji may explode from the strike of his mighty tail!
You may compare the true version with the commonly known one, to be seen at the Metropolitan Museum, New York
Now you understand why everybody is hiding their heads at the commonly known artwork: they already feel the vibration from under the bridge and know that Catzilla is near!
Prepare your fish and shrimps, humans!
Thus speaks Zarathustra the Cat