Cats of June

During this past month, I took a fair amount of pictures of cats. I filled my cat-image-quota, which I limited to one, for my photo a day challenge (quota filled here) early on. But that didn’t stop me from snapping pictures of cats whenever I could. I collected cat pictures, I just didn’t post them.

I present them to you in all their glory now. All photos taken with my Nikon D3200 and 50mm1.8. in the month of June.

Behold, gentle reader, the cats of Japan…


14_06_29_179.jpgOhashi jouzuuuuuuu. (Reference for foriegn readers in Japan).


Which photo do you like the best and why?

That’s all for now (what more could you possibly ask for, anyhow?)



June Photo Challenge : 19

A maneki neko, or “beckoning cat,” sits in a shop window in Dogo, Matsuyama. In Japan, the gesture for “come here” is made by raising your hand, palm down, and flicking your wrist aiming your fingers back to you. These cats beckon for customers, money, and good luck and are found in many shops in Japan. You may recognize it from my header image. I love them and I intend to buy a large one to bring home this summer.

maneki neko beckoning cat japan

June Photo Challenge : 5

Before I get to today’s image, I want to let you all know that this is my 100th post! Wow! To put that in terms we can all grasp, if this blog was a ‘Friends’ episode, it would be Season 5 Episode 3 (“The One Hundredth”) where Phoebe has her brother’s babies. Ok, now back to the subject at hand: June Photo Challenge, day 5.


Aww how adorable! This little cutie lives in that little hole with his (or her) brothers and sisters. There are a lot of undomesticated cats here in Japan and I frequently see these kittens running around the small streets out by the supermarket. Their mother is much less friendly. Once she hissed and chased me away when I tried to walk home via this alley! She wasn’t around today, so I managed to snap this photo.

As always, check my flickr for the larger versions!

– R