Cat Island, It's a Real Place!
By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This AuthorFrom the The Scratchpad Blog Series
Picture yourself on an island.
Feel the calm ocean breeze...
Savor the warm sand under your feet...
Watch the trees as they bow in the wind...
See all the cats roaming free all around you... wait. WHAT?
You must be on Japan's Tashiro Island - nicknamed "Cat Island" because of just how many cats populate the area.
Originally, cats were brought there and let to wander around freely keeping the rodent population down for the fisherman. They were a means to an end. Now though, they make the island what it is today. In fact, the cats out-populate the people! Only 100 people live on this island and most of them are around 60 years old. Lest you worry though,there are some people in their 30's now who are working to attract more people to live here through tourism.
Check out the sites! Tashiro seems pretty inviting. If you love cats and have the money and time to travel, you're visit here might seem like feline heaven!
Cats just hang out around the town.
Enjoy the feline-inspired architecture.
It's a good place to be a cat! Islanders even have a shrine dedicated to their helpful companions.
What are your thoughts on Cat Island?
Would you visit someday?