C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Northern Tokyo

We continue our Japan-centric (as if you hadn’t guessed) C.O. Cat Café World Tour with a stop in Northern Tokyo. This spot is called, er, “Hand of the Cat.” No, we don’t know why. Japan-based correspondent Robb S. wrote up his visit for his website, and you can find his report here.










When You Go™:

Call: 04-7168-8629.

Hours: 11am-8pm daily.

Address: Kashiwa City, Chiba, Kashiwa 3-7-21, Shiina Bldg 401. (Robb promises it’s in that building..somewhere.)

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  1. “Neko no Te” could also be translated as “Cat’s Paw” rather than “Hand of the Cat” There’s even an idiom in Japanese: Neko no te mo karitai (猫の手も借りたい) – literally “to want to borrow a cat’s paw.” It means you’re so busy, you’d even appreciate help from a cat!

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  3. Hello, I’d like a large tea and a side order of cuteness, please. 🙂

  4. AWW 😀 I keep hoping that a cat café will open up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada real soon 😀

  5. I’m pretty sure the cat in that last pic is the bouncer.

  6. @Lydia – thank you, that’s cool to know! (This is one of the reasons I love CO – you can count on someone to know the answer to questions like this, and take the time to share it).

    Also, those nekkid Sphynx cats are starting to win me over.

  7. @Lydia, thanks for that – clearly I must study up on my cat-related idioms!

    @Smartypants, that Sphynx was definitely the friendliest cat there – very charming.

  8. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh! They have a furless!

    “I’ll be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my hedgie, aaaaaaaaaaa and my hammie, I’ll be in the kitchen cookin’ pies with my baby!”