The bake-neko is a giant ghost-cat. According to The Obakemono Project, "...bake-neko could exceed normal cats in size by orders of magnitude, reaching their enormous arms in through doors looking for human prey like an average feline pawing around in a mousehole...."
Her Odd Materials No. 16
Acrylic on a torn-out portion of an illustration from St. Nicholas magazine, August 1920, ~4"x5"