What am I sappy cat blogging?October 9, 2015
Stationmaster Tama is 16 years old and has been in charge of the Kishi Station in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan since 2008. She’s also a cat.
Wakayama Dentetsu, the city where the station is located, loves the furry professional, and even decorated a train in her honor. Called the Tama Train, it was specially painted with cartoons of her likeness. The themed train has recently gotten an upgrade and now features giant cat ears, whiskers, and a stationmaster hat. The inside is air-conditioned and has some pretty funky furniture: The chairs are shaped like cats and the couches have fun feline patterns. There is even an elaborate cage for when the stationmaster wishes to ride the train (when she’s not there, a cardboard drawing of her fills her space).