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令人瞬間融化的貓の島國 - 日本•青島 (Aoshima, Japan)

雖然屬日本領土,位於愛媛縣的青島更像一個獨立王國—這裏的統治者不是人,而是貓!島嶼雖小,人貓比率卻十分驚人—粗略統計,島上有過百隻貓咪,而居民只有十五人,等於一個人需照顧六隻貓,明顯貓才是這裏的島主,於是又名貓の島(Neko no shima/Cat Island)。

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Directed by Landon Donoho



Photograph by Julija Televičiūtė @boredpanda

Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic

Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic

二次大戰時,青島一度成為日本主要島嶼居民的避難所,後來人們逐漸離開,被帶上島嶼捕鼠的貓咪數量卻有增無減,在廢棄的建築之間自由自在地生活。


Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic



Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic


雖然小島缺乏方便遊客的設施,例如旅館、餐廳、販賣機等,但愛貓的人們還是禁不住前來探看貓咪,在人煙罕至、環境清幽的天地,與帶點淘氣的貓咪共享慵懶的午後時光。



Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic



Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic


Photograph by Thomas Peter @ The Atlantic

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Despite the fact that it is part of Japan, Aoshima Island, which is located in Ehime Prefecture, looks more like a independent kingdom ruled by cats!
It is a small island where the ratio of cats to men is astonishing – there are more than 100 cats, while only 15 residents are left.

The domination of cats on this island makes them the owner of this land, which is as known as Neko no shima and Cat Island.


During WWII, Aoshima was once the shelter for mainland residents. While they gradually left the Island, the cats brought by them to deal with mice continued to grow.

As now, they live freely in abandoned buildings every day.


People come all the way long to see them despite the lack of facilities, such as inn, restaurants and vending machines, on the island.

After all, they could enjoy the quiet and relaxing environment and some quality moments with the mischievous owners of the Island.





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