Here’s something to spark the interest of all the cat lovers out there. Tashiro-jima a small island in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, better known as “Cat Island,” is home to more cats than people. It has about 100 permanent residents — most of whom are over 65 years of age — and hundreds and hundreds of cats.
While the rest of the world is practicing spaying and neutering to control the ever growing population of animals, residents of Tashiro-jima are on the other end of the spectrum, encouraging the multiplication of cats that they believe bring them wealth and fortune.
“Cat Island” can be reached by ferry from mainland Japan, easily accessible to people who wish to visit the island’s friendly feline residents. Visitors are always welcome on the island. Well, except for dogs.