Ohara Koson ( born 1877 Kanazawa Japan – died 1945 Tokyo Japan) was a Japanese painter and print designer known for his depiction of modern stylized animal prints.
Considered to be a leading 20th century designer of bird and flower prints he often used woodblocks to make the prints. His work reflects the Japanese style of calm, spare refection with great attention to detail. His work is collected and prized and is often seen in poster form.
Cat Catching A Mouse is one of the few pieces Ohara Koson created using cats as a theme.