Thursday, 23 October 2014

Cat Walk

Sunday saw Pooch and I at the Kagurazaka Bakeneko Cat Parade near Iidabashi (pronounced Ee-der-bashy). I went for the black cat look, complete with ears.
Me at the Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
The van is for the most common delivery company in Japan and just happened to be outside when we were leaving. Pooch went for the completely-not-dressed-up look, as per, but coped very well with being accompanied by a wife sporting cat ears as we ate lunch at a pizza restaurant and traversed the metro. When we got there it was like I was finally meeting with My People.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
There were probably about 200 people dressed up and another 100 or so there to support them at the start point. All 28 of my photos are here but a few personal favourites...

A running nun cat, catching up with the end of the parade.
Nun at the Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
Freddie Mercury Cat, accompanied by Batman and friends.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
This kitten.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
French maid cats.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
And of course, traditional dress cat, blowing a conch shell. This guy was about 6 foot tall and very polite and serious when I complimented his outfit. He stopped to bow.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
I suppose you could say, he...paws'd.

Oh yeah.

There was also a band, including two bagpipe players, all dressed as cats and possibly not all playing the same tune.
Kaguraza Bakeneko Cat Parade
It can be hard to tell when bagpipes are involved...


The Slow Quilter said...

These are great photos and they look like they are having so much cat fun.

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Frances said...

I love the combo of Japan, bagpipes and a cat parade with a nun!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Looks like this was a lot of fun!!

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