Cat man from Kyushu walks nine cats in a stroller, draws crowds in Tokyo

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A man who became known as The Cat Man from Kyushu is drawing attention in Tokyo since moving back to Japan’s capital city following his retirement.

The Cat Man became a minor celebrity in Kagoshima, Kyushu, after a job transfer led him there six years ago. Separated from his family for work, he became known for walking his cats in a stroller through Kagoshima’s famous Tenmonkan Arcade on the weekends. He was such a local fixture that when news got around that he and his cats would be leaving Kyushu after his retirement in March 2014, he was featured in an article by the Kagoshima Keizai newspaper.

The retiree, who relocated to Tokyo in March, walks his nine cats around the city in a baby buggy, where they draw admiring crowds.

The man and his cats have been spotted at several prominent locations, and recently spent some time on the busy, upmarket street of Omotesando, near Harajuku, where a large crowd gathered to chat with him and take photos of his beautiful Chinchilla and Himalayan cats.

While it looked a bit crowded in the stroller, the cats were content to be outside in the fresh air, dozing off happily. The cats are said to be perfectly at ease bundled into the carriage together and going out in public.

The Cat Man from Kyushu says his cats are happy and love attention and enjoy the affection people lavish on them when he’s out and about. He says it warms him when he sees smiles on people’s faces as they stop to pet his cats.

 

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<via Rocket News 24>

2 thoughts on “Cat man from Kyushu walks nine cats in a stroller, draws crowds in Tokyo”

  1. The cats are content. Very often cats like to squash into small favorite spots together. Perhaps WE need a larger stroller, not the cats. They look very well cared for and happy, bringing smiles to the faces of people in the community. Thank you for sharing your beautifull cats, sir!

  2. Trust me, if the cats felt cramped they would be out of that stroller in a flash. Most cats like to be in tight quarters with the “family”. They look content and happy, so what’s the problem. He brings smiles and happiness to the people he meets with his travels with the cats. Much joy to him and his kitties.

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