The cat who is a station master in Japan

Adorable train, isn’t it!

Tama Densha train

“Tama (たま?, born April 29, 1999) is a female calico cat who gained fame for being a station master and operating officer at Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan.”/Wikipedia

Station Master Tama

Station Master Tama

“In spring 2009, the Wakayama Electric Railway introduced a new “Tama Densha” (たま電車 Tama train?) train on the line which was customized with cartoon depictions of Tama. In August 2010, the station building at Kishi was rebuilt with a new structure resembling a cat’s face.”/Wikipedia

Tama Densha train Tama Densha train

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Is a 5 seconds hug worth $13? Pay to cuddle with a stranger.

In Japan, you can actually pay money to sleep next to – and cuddle with – a complete stranger. I’ve heard about this business before and it seems to be a successful one, but I hadn’t seen this video clip before. Thanks for sharing, Mono Chrome!

20 minutes relaxing cost approximately 40 dollars. Resting you head on a girls knees for 3 minutes costs ~13 dollars. A hug for 5 seconds costs ~13 dollars.

Some people visits places like this everyday ’cause they find it unique and relaxing.

I believe this is a quite “easy” job for a young girl? (And I assume that the costumers aren’t violent perverts). I can actually understand this need among lonely people. It might sound weird, but really – you can buy almost anything today and this is very innocent if you ask me.