Man Documents Lives of Island Cats


A Japanese photographer named Fubirai has been documenting lives of cats in the Fukuoka prefecture, situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan. He takes regular trips to the area where most residents rely on fishing for a living. They share a beautiful relationship with the cats. When fishermen return from the sea, there is a crowd of furry kitties waiting for them to dock. They always feed the 4-legged ones first. The islanders let the cats roam around on their boats, yards, even let them in their houses for visits. [Fubirari's blog]

Fubirai plays with the cats while capturing the moments with his camera. He’s bonded with quite a few furry friends that he visits on a regular basis. These kitties have brought the local people a piece of tranquility and something to look forward to after a long day of hard work.

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

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33 Responses to “Man Documents Lives of Island Cats”

  1. siew eng says:

    i once sat by a crater lake in bali, enjoying the morning scene and song of a lone fisherman plying his trade, and was silently joined by a grey tabby who sat by my side unnoticed until my fellow traveler woke up and alerted me to it. a bit like that picture of the boy and the cat :)

  2. Cindy says:

    OMG These pictures are awesome!!!

  3. Mr B's Human Mama says:

    Cat Island looks idyllic

  4. Dorothy says:

    What a wonderful place for the kitties!

  5. C says:

    Sweet little kitties!

  6. Holly says:

    Nice and Sweet!!!

  7. i love these pictures..i wanna live in that island :)

  8. Colin says:

    Great work! These are just fantastic, Mr. Fubirai!

  9. feza says:

    i want to be the fishermen please!!!

  10. Fernanda says:

    aaaw I thanks for the awsome pics. loved it!

  11. Thom Gent says:

    If those pictures don’t personify the love in cats, then there is no such thing as love in this world.

  12. pumbie says:

    Could it be possible to emigrate to that island?. I’m being serious: it would be like paradise for me and my kitty!!.

  13. anne says:

    So cute and adorable!

  14. Ingrid says:

    This is the place I would like to live in! :)

  15. Tucker says:

    THIS IS FANTABULOUS!!

    GREAT! GREAT!! GREAT!!

    I LOOOOVE IT!!

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL THAT ARE MAKING
    SURE THESE AND ALL OTHER CATS THAT DON’T
    HAVE HOMES ARE LOVED,TAKEN CARE OF AND FED!!

    YOU ALL ROCK!!

  16. Sue Bee says:

    I love all these comments! It does look like a great place to live with nice kitties and caring humans! The whole world should be like this and that would be paradise!

  17. Chaz says:

    Fubirari, you are a great photographer. Thank you for those wonderful pictures.

  18. Fang Q, Fubirai. Went to see part of your blog as well; you do exquisite work & the cats seem to appreciate you. Tnx to LoveMeow as well for bringing us the chance to see your work.

  19. vagabond says:

    Great pics!

  20. biggie55 says:

    I love the photos, keep them coming

  21. Mary says:

    all those are amazing photos

  22. pom says:

    real heaven :)

  23. Cinda says:

    It is so good to see a place where cats are treated with respect.

  24. Debra says:

    It’s so great to see people who care.

  25. Dorothy says:

    What a great story!

  26. Alicia says:

    This is on my to visit list

  27. JR says:

    beautiful fur babies and some very awesome photography.

  28. Lesley says:

    Great kittens and great pictures! I like the way the cats have been photographed and I like the backgrounds of the pics too. It makes you curious about the island’s life and it’s people and kitty’s living on.

  29. katie k says:

    Great pictures of the cats, glad that they are enjoying life and being well taken care of.

  30. Sue says:

    Awesome pictures, especially the one of the cat in mid jump! thanks for helping me to smile today

  31. nuomineko says:

    Beautiful amazing pictures. Thank you, Mr. Fubirai! May you be blessed always.

  32. Wow..I wish cats were treated like that everywhere. :)

    SpayTheStrays

  33. Kit says:

    Here is another place to put on my bucket list! What beautiful pictures and story. Very commendable, the respect and love these residents give to the cats, they look very well taken care of.

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