Photo: Sakura Hanafusa

Japanese art student’s graduation project a lineup of cats adorably asking you for high fives

By Big Neko, grape Japan

Some Japanese art students really bring out the big guns for their graduation projects, but sculptor Sakura Hanafusa (@hanafusa_sakura) expertly crafted one that all cat lovers would love in their home. A lineup of seven cats extending their paws to high five you after you come home.

Photo: Sakura Hanafusa

Photo: Sakura Hanafusa

Hanafusa made the sculptures as her graduation project from art university in 2016, and writes on Twitter that she "wanted to make a piece that people not only looked at and enjoyed, but could have fun interacting with." She certainly did that with the project, titled "High-Seven" (seven cats, seven high fives, of course). Each cat is carved individually from camphor wood and oil painted, and in an interview with Yahoo News, Hanafusa says she modeled the individual expressions of 6 of the cats after a her family cats, and 1 after a friend's.

Many Twitter users asked Hanafusa if she intended on putting them in an exhibit so people could lineup to give the cats high fives, but she replied that she had unfortunately passed the piece on to another person. She says to keep an eye out for her next project, however, which lets you take a traditional Japanese foot bath with a circle of cats.

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Photo: Sakura Hanafusa

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creepy and kinda obnoxious, I see less and less innovation and dare in todays art students...

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