Cat empire: Aoshima, cat island Japan
from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tashirojima
Tashirojima (田代島?) is a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan. It lies in the Pacific Ocean off the Oshika Peninsula, to the west of Ajishima. It is an inhabited island, although the population is quite small (around 100 people, down from around 1000 people in the 1950s). It has become known as “Cat Island” due to the large stray cat population that thrives as a result of the local belief that feeding cats will bring wealth and good fortune. The cat population is now larger than the human population on the island.
I write about because some time ago i met/found a beautiful twitter account .. a photographer, who lives there, who creates beautiful cat pics (on a daily base):
The latest Tweets from 猫の島 青島 (@aoshima_cat). 猫の島 青島の近くに住んでいます。青島の魅力を紹介していきます。facebookとブログもしています。「猫の島 青島物語 cat island…twitter.com
here are some examples of his nice work:
last photo: wow, a real lovely cat action shot!
If u want see see more, follow him on twitter or start to read his
blog http://aoshima.ec-net.jp ( japanese language )
Aoshima island was mentioned several times in media, here some links about the island
Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more…www.theatlantic.com
If you're ever feeling down, just remember that some day, you may finally visit this remote Japanese island overrun…www.buzzfeed.com
An army of cats rules the remote Aoshima island in southern Japan's Ehime prefecture. Curling up in abandoned houses or…www.theguardian.com
An army of cats rules Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan. Curling up in abandoned houses or…www.telegraph.co.uk
A sMall reminder at the end: I really love and respect his photographic work, so please be fair and do not use his photos without permission and credits.
Yours Hugo news cat