Tastefully Offensive: Visiting Japan's Cat Island

May 8, 2017

Visiting Japan's Cat Island


Filmmaker Micah Moore from Beat Down Boogie follows up his recent video on Japan's Rabbit Island with footage of his trip to Tashirojima, a small island in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan that has become known as "Cat Island" due to its hundreds of stray feline inhabitants.
"Humans are outnumbered by cats 6 to 1 on Tashirojima. The small island island survived a devastating tsunami in 2011. Superstitious people believe the numerous cats - which are considered lucky in Japan - protected Tashirojima from the tsunami.

Cats were originally brought to the island during the Edo Period to protect silk-worms - which were raised for the the textile industry - from mice. Now a modern campsite featuring adorable cat-shaped cabins is available for use during Summer months."

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