Monday, June 29, 2015

Shinto Goddess Tama the Honourable Eternal Stationmaster

Tama the cat: 3,000 attend elaborate funeral for Japan’s feline stationmaster

Follow up to last posty, R.I.P. Tama the Stationmaster Cat

3000 mourners attended the Shinto-style funeral of Tama who has ascended to the status of a Shinto goddess and been awarded the title of Honourable Eternal Stationmaster of Kishi station.

Tama will be enshrined at a nearby shrine for cats in August, according to Mitsunobu Kojima, president of the Wakayama Electric Railway.

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