The Cats of Nara
That sounds like the title of a fantasy novel doesn’t it? Japanese people have a saying that you can judge the friendliness of a neighborhood by looking at its population of cats: if they are relaxed and well fed, the neighborhood is friendly and safe. If not, it’s probably not so friendly to people either. Judged by those standards the narrow streets of Nara Old Town must be very good as I met a lot of nice cats while walking around there a few weeks ago. Here are two, one elegant beauty and one grumpy old man! The first picture just cries out for a fun caption… can you think of one?