Better known as "Cat Island", Tashirojima is a small fishing community located off the eastern coast of Japan. This island is home to about 100 people, but their actually outnumbered by their feline friends. The cats were originally brought to the island to control the mouse population, and the fisherman like to keep them around to help predict storms. These cats are actually so good at predicting disasters that they managed to survive the 2011 tsunami by getting to high ground.
Tashirojima, Japan - Cats