This cat shrine is in Kagoshima in Japan. It lies in a beautiful garden that was once the property of the local lord.
The billboard explains it all. As a long time cat person, I know that this is absolutely true. All of my cats have known exactly when it is 4.00pm. It’s not quite dinner time, but you’d better be getting ready.
There’s a special place where you can add a prayer tag for your own feline loved ones. The lady in the gift shop was not going to sell me a tag, until I explained it was for my two deceased friends, George and Mary. She’d thought I simply wanted a souvenir.
August 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm
This is the most beautiful, and honorable, memorial for cats I have ever seen. Do you think you will go back? If you ever plan to, I would like to send you some money so you can purchase little tags for my beloved cats, Quimby, Smathers, and Duggan. Christine, St. Paul, MN
August 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm
I’d love to go back, but it wont be for a few years yet, sadly. I’ll do a bit of research and see if there’s a contact for them.
August 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm
The shrine is in the Sengan-en Garden. This is their website, with some contact details. http://www.senganen.jp/en/guidance/index.html
February 14, 2015 at 3:04 am
This is truly bonkers and truly fantastic all at the same time. I shall add it to my list of places I’d like to visit.
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