Saturday, November 22, 2008


This could only work in Japan, I guess.

It's the last stop of a country train line - an isolated town of just a few thousand people. The tourists are flocking here to snap what they call a once-in-a-lifetime picture of her, Tama the cat or as she's known to the Wakayama Railway - "Super Station Master."

The cat, in a conductor's hat, greets travelers like Michiko Yoshihara who traveled nearly six hours by train and spent hundreds of dollars to see Tama.



A + D said...

Is there anything special about this cat? They just put a train conductor hat on him/her and people flock to take pictures? Weak.

Alley Cat said...

I admit I haven't put my specs on yet this morning, but I couldn't even see the hat in the picture. I guess I'll have to hop a train to see that, right?