A Cat Island That Will Remind You How To Dream

Hey there, what’s wrong? Don’t you know there’s an island in Japan where cats outnumber humans six to one? It’s Aoshima Island, in southern Japan’s Ehime prefecture. An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Originally introduced to the mile-long island of Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen’s boats, the cats stayed on – and multiplied. More than 120 cats swarm the island with only a handful of humans for company – mostly pensioners who didn’t join the waves of migrants seeking work in the cities on mainland Japan after the Second World War.

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