Feline Station Master

Tama the cat sits at her post as stationmaster at Kishi train station in Wakayama, western Japan. An estimated 3,000 people, including railway officials, attended Tama the cat’s Shinto-style funeral on Sunday, days after she died of heart failure aged 16 – the equivalent of about 80 human years. Tama has been awarded the posthumous status of Shinto goddess, in keeping with the indigenous Japanese religion’s practice of honouring animal deities


Tama cat


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