Tashirojima: a paradise for cat-lovers in Japan.

Tashirojima (田代島) is a small, rural island off the coast of central Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture. Informally known as “Cat Island”, It’s just over three kilometers long and It is the paradise of a large colony of felines, which are cared for and worshiped by the island’s human residents. It is part of a group of about a dozen “islands of cats” in Japan, small places where there are more feline residents than humans. More than a hundred cats roam the island (about 120), and they are owners of…

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