For many Asians around the world, “lucky cats” are a symbol of good fortune and wealth and can be seen in Chinatowns or East Asian businesses.
Called “maneki-neko,” or “beckoning cat,” their origin dates back to Japan’s Edo period (1603 – 1867).
- A cat named Nitama formerly worked as a train stationmaster and is now a “chief priest” at a Japanese shrine.
- Nitama became popular when she replaced Tama, the previous cat station master, upon her death in 2015 at Kishi Station in Wakayama Prefecture.
- The appointment of Nitama is expected to help bring peace and “brighten the world that’s been darkened by the coronavirus.”
A former “stationmaster cat” in a rural Japanese town has recently been appointed “chief priest” of a shrine in Kinokawa in Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture.
Nitama, who gained international attention for becoming a stationmaster cat at Kishi Station, was officially given her new role as chief priest of Tama Shrine by Wakayama Electric President Mitsunobu Kojima, reported SoraNews24.
A “chef” cat, who goes by the Instagram handle @thatlittlepuff, showcases how to make the dalgona candy from Netflix’s “Squid Game” in a video going viral on social media.
Chef Cat’s dalgona candy: On Sept. 25, Puff, the chef cat, shared his tutorial on Instagram with the caption, “Been obsessive with this new Netflix series” along with a laughing emoji.
Scottish Fold superstar Motimaru breaks world record for most views for a cat on YouTube with nearly 620 million views
Motimaru, a Scottish Fold male cat from Japan, is now a Guinness World Record holder for “Most views for a cat on YouTube” after reaching more than half a billion total views on his channel “motimaru’s diary.”
Establishing a record: Motimaru, or known by his millions of viewers as “Moti-sama,” was certified on Aug. 12 when the superstar cat’s channel hit a total of 619,586,260 views, according to Guinness World Records. Since then, the channel’s total views have already grown to 687,878,088.
A massive 3D calico cat has gone viral for its ultra-realistic appearance as it playfully watches over the tiny humans walking in Shinjuku.
The details: The Tokyo cat, affectionately known as “Shinjuku Cat,” is currently taking residence on a billboard at the east exit of Shinjuku train station, according to CNN.
A cat owned by a Filipino migrant worker in Myanmar became the first pet to be repatriated to the Philippines when it joined the fifth government-funded repatriation flight amid the COVID-19 pandemic on May 29.
Plea for help: Karen Vinalay, an art director returning home due to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, initially failed to get permission from the Philippine Embassy in Yangon, to bring along her short-haired cat, Jon Snow White, the Manila Bulletin reported.
Koko-chan, a cat who helped save a man’s life last year, was recently appointed police chief for a day, and she appeared to not enjoy any of it.
The ceremony was held on April 13, where Koko-chan signed the certificate of recognition with her paw, according to NHK.
An adorable video of a stealthy cat that was sneaked into a Chinese classroom by his owner is making the rounds on social media.
A soon-to-be grandfather in Vietnam has gone viral for his wholesome method of teaching his son how to give a baby a bath by using a very calm cat.
The video, which was first posted on Facebook on Nov. 7 by Vinh Quang Phạm. It shows the Ông nội (grandfather) holding their family cat in his hands and explaining to his son that he must support the baby’s head while washing the body, according to Says.
A cat in Malaysia remains devoted to her owner even after his death by visiting his grave every day for two years.
The story and pictures of Nana, a 6-year-old ginger cat, were shared on the Facebook group Kelab Pencinta Kucing Malaysia by the late owner’s daughter, Hazlynn Nozi, last Saturday, according to Mothership.
Nobiko, widely known online as the meme Longcat, has died from natural causes at a pet hospital on Sunday.
Nobiko’s owner, Miko, made the heartbreaking announcement via Twitter, according to Know Your Meme.