Please join us on a very special Caturday Geyser of Awesome Field Trip to Japan’s famous Cat Island. Tashirojima island, located in Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, is home to hundreds of inquisitive, free-roaming felines.
“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. …Parts of this area – Miyagi Prefecture – are still being rebuilt after the tsunami. Ishinomaki is the departure point for Cat Island. Ishinomaki is a city famous for manga; the downtown area is a must-see for otakus (fans of comic books and anime).”
[via Laughing Squid]