Animals

Nara’s Famous Roaming Deer Are Biting Back As Unruly Tourists Increase

2018-02-21 12:52

The famous free-roaming deer of Nara Park in Nara, Japan (said to contain at least 1,500 wild deer) sometimes seem to be just as big an attraction as the nearby Nara Daibutsu, the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While sometimes regarded as messengers of Shinto deities, the deer have become emblematic of the surrounding area and are a top tourist attraction for visitors who lure them with locally purchased shika senbei (deer crackers) to take cute selfies or gain affection. Now it appears that recently the popular deer aren’t reciprocating to more aggressive tactics. よしながななみさん(@nanamiw)がシェアした投稿 – 2月 19, 2018 at 5:30午前 PST…


Cat Owner Overwhelmed By Feline Greeting After Leaving The House For Just One Hour

2018-02-19 10:38

Cats tend to have a reputation, perhaps unfairly, for being fickle and even uncaring at times, and that’s likely why it’s doubly as cute when they show humans their affection. Japanese cat owner Kosuke, @(HOMEALONe_ksk) may have just provided us with one of the most adorable examples of that, with this video of his cats impatiently and longingly greet him after leaving his house for just a one hour run! たった1時間走りに外出ただけでこれ pic.twitter.com/Wh0N5X7Bwr — 響介 (@HOMEALONe_ksk) 2018年2月13日 As you can see, it seems as if Kosuke’s one hour absence felt like an eternity to his loyally waiting cats, who greet him with a chorus of guilt-inducing meows and head rubs. Understandably,…


Japanese Artist Illustrates Gigantic Animals Comforting Humans In Hard Times To Warm Your Heart

2018-02-14 02:46

Most people seem to only refer to spirit animals when watching a viral video of a particularly lazy pug or hungry otter, but Japanese illustrator Kubota (@13033303 embraces the concept as source of comfort in hard times expressed through art. Kubota specializes in drawing larger-than-life animals and mythical creatures, but a recent series of gigantic cuddly animals consoling humans who have had a bad day has been warming the hearts of thousands on Twitter. Source: @13033303 つらい人のところに現れてとりあえず元気づけようとしてくれる生き物 pic.twitter.com/wXJ7VzISU6 — もの久保 (@13033303) 2018年2月10日 Source: @13033303 疲れた人のところに現れてとりあえず添い寝してくれる生き物 pic.twitter.com/8dqT9eQ6JT — もの久保 (@13033303) 2018年2月7日 Source: @13033303 がんばっている人のところに現れてとりあえず胸(お腹)を貸してくれる生き物 pic.twitter.com/QbCv2k6q50 — もの久保 (@13033303) 2018年2月13日 Each Tweet comes with a tagline of a “a creature that suddenly…


Let This Pawing Cat T-Shirt Handle Handshakes and Playing With Your Cat For You

2018-02-13 11:36

Japanese online retailer Felissimo has a reputation for offering up feline-related goods that cat lovers never knew they needed. Recently, they’ve put out a popular kitty bed that turns your cat into a furry fruit tart, lip gloss that simulates kissing a wet cat nose, and scratch and sniff stickers that smell like cat tummies. Most are part of their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese), which strives to combine eccentric and practical. Their latest release, a T-shirt that has a cat peeking and pawing out of your sweater, falls in line with that for sure–although mostly with the former. Source: PR Times It’s a…


Owner Kept Taking Photograph Of This Cat Who Loves To Cuddle In A Round Box As He Grew Up… The Result Is Aww-Inspiring!

2018-02-08 02:04

Twitter user Helvetika Yoshida (@nekonohelvetica) posted a series of photos of her cat Chika, which had then gone viral. The Cutest Cat History Ever! One day, Helvetica took a photo of Chika sleeping in a round box. Then she realized that it was a good way to keep track of how Chika is growing up over time. Now, Chika’s growth record is for everyone to see and enjoy! 5 months old 1 year old 2 years old 5カ月、1歳、2歳 pic.twitter.com/iBpZUnC42v — 吉田ヘルベチカ (@nekonohelvetica) 2018年1月29日 The box is too small for me… This series of photos are so cute, that many people on social media are getting excited over it. – It’s…


Digitally Remastered Panda Kopanda Comes To Japanese Theaters

2018-02-08 01:32

Panda Kopanda, also known in English-speaking countries as Panda! Go, Panda!, is a Japanese animated film regarded as one of the classics. Released in 1972, it was one of Hayao Miyazaki’s first screenplays to be adapted to film and marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration with director Isao Takahata, which would result in the creation of famed Studio Ghibli in 1985. Papa panda was the inspiration for Totoro, and it’s easy to see the resemblance. Now, with a new panda craze rocking Japan thanks to baby Xiang Xiang in Ueno Zoo, Panda Kopanda is relevant once again, just as it was during the original panda craze when…


Tokyo Confectioners Offer Chance to Win Macaron With Your Dog’s Face On It

2018-02-07 05:02

The trend for putting photos on things that previously you could not put photos on will always appeal to the narcissists in us, who deep down would just love to drink a cup of coffee with our own face in the froth. JAMAJAMAJAMAさん(@jamajamajama_food)がシェアした投稿 – 2月 1, 2018 at 8:35午後 PST Tokyo based Roppongi Macaron is an innovative company who realised this trend plus the flat surface of a macaron is a recipe for success. They offer high quality gift boxes of macarons which you can design yourself online and order. Not just photos, but other designs, patterns and words allow you to create the perfect box of macarons for the…


This Siberian Husky Is So Picky About His Beanbag, He Keeps On Adjusting It!

2018-02-07 03:49

The cushy-comfy beanbags are so nice, it attracts not only humans but also our beloved pets. Bunta, a Siberian Husky that’s popular on Japanese Twitter (@pupipupi_pupipi) is a beanbag-lover also. It’s been a while since Bunta started using his beloved beanbag, and he’s figured out how to enjoy it even more. 人ダメソファ職人の朝は早い。 pic.twitter.com/VkgkQCvlvT — 文太 (@pupipupi_pupipi) February 5, 2018 It appears that Bunta’s concerned about the little creases and contours of the bag. The way he adjusts it to his liking is pure mastery! Twitter users reacted positively to this post, leaving a comment such as “he’s a master of beanbag adjustment!” and “he’s so cute!”. And while we cannot…


Super Mario Cat Bros, Finally the Live Action Mario Film We All Deserve

2018-02-07 02:06

Hot on the news of the new animated Mario film to be released, YouTuber ‘Mr.TVCow’ has given us a reimaging of the game’s classic storyline as Cat Mario sets out to rescue Cat Princess Peach. Source: Mr.TVCow YouTube Mike Tivikoff, the Russian filmmaker behind this, and other awesome YouTube shorts showcasing the acting skills of his fluffy friends, stars alongside the cat as Luigi. After finding a missing cat poster for a ballgown-clad cat named ‘Princess’, Cat Mario sets out on his adventure. The Mario homages don’t just end at the costume, graphics from the game have been superimposed over the real world to show Cat Mario traversing through pipes,…


Japan’s Headless Robotic Pet Pillow With A Moving Tail Now On Sale To Relieve Stress And Terrify All

2018-02-07 01:02

You may remember the therapy robot pet Qoobo, which debuted at CEATEC Japan 2017 and garnered international acclaim for its ambitious, but somewhat creepy design. Designed by Yukai Engineering, Qoobo is a “tailed cushion that can heal your heart”, and is marketed as a therapeutic robot pet cushion. While not exclusively intended to be feline, Qoobo (a combination of the French word for “tail” and the word “robot”) has been somewhat jokingly referred to as a “headless cat”. The appeal of Qoobo is in its interactive and “stress-relieving” nature. Gently stroking Qoobo results in it calmly wagging its tail, while harder and more aggressive petting provokes a more excited tail-wagging…


Hilarious Pictures Of A Cat’s Romantic Relationship With His Heater Will Warm Even The Coldest Heart

2018-02-02 01:40

For the uninitiated, the winter season can be a harsh and cold one in Japan–particularly recently, where an especially heavy snow fall seemed to freeze over entire areas in Tokyo. Fortunately for Busao the cat, hunting for warmth and shelter on snow-blanketed streets is a thing of the past. That’s because he’s developed an intimate relationship with something that’ll warm his feline heart forever. Ryuji Tan took Busao in as a stray cat in Ibaraki, and tells us that he thinks Busao is about nine years old. As you can see from his impossibly delightful expression in each picture, Busao fits into his forever home quite well and has fallen…


Make Your Bed With Fluffy Corgi Faces And Butts With These Awesome Corgi Pillow Cases

2018-01-30 04:22

Japanese retailer Felissimo has a reputation for putting out quirky animal themed goods, such as their popular fruits tart pet bed, but their YOU+MORE! series (a play on the pronunciation of “humor” in Japanese) tends to go the extra mile with eccentric, including Shiba Inu table hangers for lonely people and a wearable blanket that turns you into a cow-abducting UFO. Their latest release keeps up that trend, introducing adorable Corgi pillow cases so you can sleep in a bed full of good boys and girls. Source: PR Times The concept behind the design is pretty simple–to give corgi lovers a chance to live out their dreams of being surrounded…


Turn Yourself Into The Most Adorable Mecha Ever With These Sloth, Chinchilla, And Otter Themed Body Warmers

2018-01-24 04:27

Japanese oddity and bookstore Village Vanguard sells just about anything you can think of, including KFC-scented bath bombs. Their fashion department, however, might tend to focus on a lack of clothing for appeal–as seen with see-through Japanese schoolgirl uniforms and sexy bunny girl lingerie. Their latest quirky item in stock might overcompensate for that however, as they’re now taking orders for adorable animal-themed body warmers that can cover you from head to toe. ここに画像 Source: PR Times The MATAGI series by takakukei offers a selection of cute body warmers that can be worn not only to help you brave chilly weather, but also appear to have an animal clinging to…


Sexy Rabbit Lingerie Smashes Crowdfunding Effort, Sells In Japan For Reasons You Can Surely Imagine

2018-01-24 12:29

Japanese creative design brand Mocolle (whose official slogan is “Wouldn’t it be nice if this existed?”), has a reputation for taking the dreams and concepts of fan artists and designers on social media and realizing them into actual products via crowdfunding efforts. In the past they’ve done so with a T-shirt that turns your breasts into bulging hamster cheeks, Japanese shrine maiden loungewear, and most recently, a humongous mackerel pillow case big enough to be your roommate. Their latest effort, sexy bunny girl lingerie, is the result of a cosplayer’s dream outfit and apparently a shared dream of Japanese gamers. Source: PR Times #ラビットランジェリー届きました!着てみたけど、しっかりしていて着心地よいしおっぱいも盛りやすいです!!w 自身のデザインだけど、モーコレ様の再現が素晴らしすぎて感謝感激です✨✨✨✨😭 pic.twitter.com/5x2E92WQmZ — 🍒せんき🍒 (@senki3a) 2018年1月23日 The…


“Men’s Day” At Five-Floor Japanese Cat Cafe Hopes To Unite Shy Guys With Rescue Cats

2018-01-23 02:23

It seems as though every year Japan introduces a whole new slew of tweaks and twists on their popular cat cafes, and that’s probably because it’s true. Over the years we’ve seen a luxury-themed cat cafe, and the first ever cat cafe on a train. Now cat cafe chain Neko Republic is offering a changeup with a special event day at their Shinsaibashi location in Osaka with a “Men’s Day” for guys who love cats, but can’t usually attend cat cafes. Source: PR Times Neko Republic is different from many cat cafes in that their cafes exclusively house rescue cats, and use the appeal of playing with kitties at a…


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