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2021 Photo Journal

Yayoi

The dignified queen of the cafe.

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2020 Photo Journal

Cat

Last weekend was a three day weekend so I decided to do something fun: visit the local cat cafe. It had been a while and the last time I went was a bit of a mixed bag as far as experiences went. This time I went alone and just focused on playing with the kitties.

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2019 Photo Journal

George

This is our neighborhood cat. I have no idea what his name is but I have taken to calling him George. He sometimes likes to chill in front of my apartment building. He’s a bit shy.

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2019 Photo Journal

Handsome Boy

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2019 Photo Journal

Surprised Kitty

This is Sari and he loves treats. A lot.

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2018 Kanto (関東) Photo Journal

I fits, I sits

Since I’ve been in Tokyo for almost a month on business, I’ve visited a few cat cafes. At one in Shinjuku, I met this lovely fur-child.

This fun-baby’s favorite spot is next to the sinks. Every time I have ever gone to this particular establishment, this cat has been in almost the same exact spot.

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2018 Photo Journal

Purfect Portraits

Towards the end of my winter vacation, I took a quick visit to one of my favorite cat cafes in Yabacho. While there, I played with the kitties and tool some pictures.

It had been a while since I had ladt visited an animal cafe, though I did try to visit a reptile one while in Osaka. Unfortunately due to it being so close to the holidays, it was completely booked up.

Each time I do find myself at one of these cafes, I tend to find myself disappointed, since the cats never seem overly interested in us two legged folk. 

One downside to living in Japan is not being able to keep a pet. Besides the logistical bits, such as apartment size and my work schedule, I alway worry about my residence status. If I had to leave the country tomorrow, heaven forbid, what would become of my furry friend?

That’s the thought that kept me from springing for a pet friendly apartment after I moved back to Nagoya.

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2017 Photo Journal

Sleepy Kitten

17-11-03-21-41-26-867_decoSaw this cutie in a pet shop in Okazaki. Sometimes, I really wish were allowed to keep pets.

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2017 Photo Journal

As it Goes

This week is both going very quickly and incredibly slow. I’ve been in the office most of the week, doing computer work. My schedule has also been irregular, with Thursday being an eleven to eight shift, and today being a nine to six one. Well, there’s only one more day before my weekend.

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2017 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

MoCHA Cat Cafe Yabacho

A new Cat Cafe, called MoCHA, opened in Nagoya last month. It’s only a minute or so from Yabacho Station, in the Sakae Become building. It shares the second floor with another themed cafe.
Inside is a cat’s paradise, filled with comfy seating and tons of places to climb.

The fees average around ¥1200 for one hour or ¥200 per 10 minutes. For ¥380 extra, you can have access to an unlimited drink bar. For those who use LINE, theres also coupons available, if you friend them.
I stayed almost four hours, drifting between various activities. There are reclining seats, booths, a video game corner, the biggest cat tree I’ve ever seen, and plenty of cat toys. Also, the majority of the cats are still kittens.

I made friends with two kittens, a Russian Blue (Sally) and a Munchkin (Michelle). Both fell asleep after a little petting. 
Sally slept for over an hour, but was a ball of energy and affection after he woke up. Yes, Sally is a boy.
Michelle on the other hand, was only interested in my skirt. She suffers from palsy so running, jumping, and general coordination are difficult for her. She ended sleeping on part of my skirt for twenty minutes, until I had to wake her up to go.

If you are in Nagoya, I recommend this cafe. You can find directions and more information on its website. 

http://catmocha.jp/nagoya/