Sato Housetsu, a wool artist in Tokyo, wanted a cat doll when he was growing up but could never find them. That’s when he decided to sew a cat head himself.
He tried sculpting clay cat figures, but quickly found that this technique couldn’t replicate cats’ soft fur. So he brought out his felting needles and started adding wool to the clay. What came out was a lifelike cat doll that could fool anyone at first sight. He hasn’t stopped making the dolls since.has been creating wearable cat heads for nine years.