For some reason ES and I were obsessed with cats and fish while we were in Tokyo, hence all these pictures.
The shrines often had gardens with coy ponds. When we came to the edge of the ponds, the fish would come in droves, thinking that we were going to feed them.
To get them into even more of a frenzy, I’d stretch my hand over the water and rub my fingers together, making them think food was actually coming. Probably not the nicest thing in the world.
Both fish and cats are considered lucky in Japanese culture, and so we saw lots of cats around. ES thought this cat was mean, but I think it was just sleepy. And this adorable black kitten appropriately parked in front of a Hello Kitty cat house.
And sometimes we saw lots and lots of cats at once.