Cats from Tashirojima {Japan} - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Tashirojima {Japan}

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Tashirojima is a small island off the coast of Japan with around 150 cats for 70 inhabitants. The cats were imported to chase the mice that harmed the silk production. The island's population doesn't produce silk anymore (the majority is now retired), but the cats have stayed. Tashirojima is now known as the 'cat island'. Tourists can stay in vacation homes that are shaped and decorated like cats.
Source: Trip Advisor


  1. That is a lot of cats near water. My! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Oh my goodness, that's too close. Do cats swim?? Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

  3. We hear there are more cats than people on Tashirojima!

  4. Yikes, look at all those Kitties..BOL and they are on the beach.. xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  5. The one way to get cats near the water... fish, lol. :)

    Visiting today from the Raising Imperfection hop.

  6. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Raising Imperfetion Sunday Link Party. Thanks for sharing your creations with us! I hope you found inspiration in all of the terrific posts.

    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    I can't wait to see what you link up next week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. Ha! Smart cats.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  8. That's crazy ... all those cats in one place?

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo