Daisuke Nagasawa is the lucky owner of two rescued cats named Daikichi and Fuku-chan. Cats don’t strike you as the best travel companions, however, the idea came to Daisuke when he realized that his cats became very unhappy when he was away a lot traveling for work. While a cattery was the number one choice, traveling together was a better solution for mental wellbeing for all three of them. Now 2 cats and their owner have been on the move for 8 years and visited over 1000 places around Japan. He has actually appointed tabby Daikichi as a general manager and ginger Fuku-chan as a company secretary of his own business.
We often see dogs as travel companions so cats as travel buddies is something completely new. In order to make exploration comfortable for his pets, Nagasawa has modified a backpack and a stroller to make the cats more mobile on long hikes. He also has a set of leads and warm clothes for traveling in winter. Both cats seem to enjoy hanging out in the backpack but also like to explore the terrain with their owner.
Traveling Cats Instagram account has more than 18k followers and the story about two rescue cats was featured in many newspapers and websites. The owner posts the photos of the cats in the most picturesque places of Japan showing sightseeing from a totally new perspective. Those images are different from standard cute cat photos as Daisuke tries to find the best spot for his furry companions so their size would match the background.