Japan Times: Wakayama’s popular ‘stationmaster’ cat Tama, 16, dies
I has a sad. Tama the Stationmaster Cat has died at 16 years old.
Tama was a feral calico ladycat who hung out with a colony near the Kishi Station greeting travelers. In January 2007 Tama was officially hired by Wakayama Electric Railway. She had an office at the station and a uniform. When Tama was promoted to deputy president of Wakayama Electric Railway in 2013, she became the highest-ranking female in the company. Tama was a big tourist draw and became famous around the world.
Tama, the stationmaster of Kishi Station, Wakayama Electric Railway, located in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan
Tama, the stationmaster of Kishi Station, Wakayama Electric Railway, located in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan. She is called "Super stationmaster" and wears a decoration of "Wakayama de knight" given by Governor of Wakayama. In an event to celebrate the second anniversary after becoming a stationmaster. The contributor took the confirmation to her owner.
A "Tama Densha" tramcar operated in Okayama, July 2009
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