As many of you probably know we do like to travel around Japan a fair bit! On one of our trips we went to Wakayama Prefecture which is in the Kansai region.
While walking around the castle grounds of Wakayama Castle we spotted a few of the resident “Wild” cats of the castle grounds.
The first one I spotted was this rather well camouflagged brown cat. 🙂 But a short moment after I spotted this one I noticed a Tuxedo cat that decided to almost rush toward him!
My first thought was… oh no the sleeping cat will be surprised by the intruder and won’t be happy but I shouldn’t have worried. After all we were in a tranquil castle grounds park right? 😉
We were surprised but very glad that all the second cat wanted to do was groom his friend! In fact the cat we spotted first didn’t move and only woke up briefly during the whole grooming process… Which once again proofs that cats CAN and WILL live happily together and we’ve got a lot to learn from them.
Of course the castle ground cats weren’t our only cat themed reason for visiting this part of Japan… Wakayama prefecture is home to one of Japan’s most famous cat celebrities! But more of her will follow soon. 🙂