Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo
Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo

Feline selfies, kitty-shaped snacks and moggy-themed costumes: cat-crazed Japan celebrates 30th annual Cat Day

Also known as Nyan Nyan Nyan Day (the Japanese equivalent of “meow meow meow”), the event is marked on February 22 each year

Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo
Tama the cat became famous in Japan as a pseudo-stationmaster at a railway station. Thousands of people attended her funeral last year. Photo: Kyodo
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