When there are fishermen on an island in Japan, they always seem to have a group of loyal feline followers. Like the Cat Island in Tashirojima, cats are treated with love and respect by the fishermen in Fukuoka prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan.

The cats are welcome into fishermen’s boats, homes as if they are the ones that truly run the shore. Cats are often coddled like part of the fishermen’s families. They feed them daily and play with them whenever the cats demand play time. These island cats seem to have created such a bond with their human friends. It’s amazing to see them fishing together by the shore or just hanging out on the door steps playing with children.

cute island mama cat and kittens on fukuoka shore
Love between mama and kittens
cute island cat resting by the sea in fukuoka
Waiting for the fishermen to return
cute island mama cat nursing caring for kittens on fukuoka shore
Fuzzy family
cute island cat hanging out with fisherman in fukuoka
Kitty lazing by the shore with his favorite hooman friend

More photos of Fukuoka island cats:

cute island kittens playing on fukuoka shore
Island kittens play fighting
fisherman feeding island cats on fukuoka shore
Feeding time! Island cats gather around for food
cute island ginger kittens snuggles on fukuoka shore
Tiny island kittens
cute island cat smiles stand by store door fukuoka shore
Island cat visiting a store
cute island ginger cat mama kisses kitten on fukuoka
Love and kisses
cute island white cat from fukuoka japan
cute island cats curious peeking through windows in fukuoka japan
Checking out what's going on inside the house. Fish?
cute island cat hold my paw
Hold my paw!
cute island kittens playing in fukuoka japan
island ginger cat catches fish on fukuoka shore
The fish is MINE!
cute island cat jumps off a fishing boat on fukuoka shore japan
cute island mama cat grooms kitten in fukuoka shore

Photos by ©Fubirari, who has documented these cats lives on Fukuoka shore.