Business In Japan Staffed By Cats, Cat Is The Store Manager….Incredible! | Purrtacular

Business In Japan Staffed By Cats, Cat Is The Store Manager….Incredible!


This happy business is run by nine rescue kitties. They even take turn being store manager!


This cozy little cafe is in Japan. The ‘store manager’, often sits in the box next to the cashier. He/she supervises the daily operation and greets customers with purrs and a whole lot of cuddles as they come visit.

Cats are adored in Japan, but most of the kitties from cat cafes are non-rescue.

When Hannah Shaw, kitten rescuer of Kitten Lady, discovered this rare gem called Neko Cafe Time (in the heart of Fushimi ward, Kyoto), where rescue cats rule the roost, she knew she had to check it out.


“I was so excited to stumble upon a cafe supporting shelter cats. The cats are all rescued and living a great life in a cute lil second-story cafe near the Inari Shrine,” Hannah shares.

All these kitties were given a second chance at life by local rescue groups. and eventually found their permanent home at Neko Cafe Time.

This purr-filled little establishment regularly takes in new feline staff members.

The newest “employees” are two red and white brothers rescued from the streets and nursed back to health.


This establishment is continuously taking in new kitty staff members.

Recently two new employees were hired. They’re two red and white brothers rescued from the streets who were nursed back to health.


“Bob the store manager, for sure told them properly how to behave in their community!” Neko Cafe Time says.

Sometimes Bob the black and white cat has to share his title with another cat. Tough, right?!


“Bob is the oldest cat in our group, so he became the ‘Store Manager’. He always wears a bowtie and walks around with a serious face. Actually, he is very kind and likes it when people scratch his nose.”

And, sharing is not a problem for him.



Bob loves his feline staff, especially Mikan the calico.

“They often call for each other or stay close and watch together out of the window.”


When it’s eating time, they each have their own spots to go and enjoy their meals.


These rescue cats also enjoy lending a helping paw, wherever they go.

Smiling 24-7 is inevitable with these clever cats.


Rai is responsible for all the doors at the cafe. He can open and close them like a pro.

If any human wants access to a special room, they must first ask Rai for purrmission!


Needless to say, the cats are happy and very friendly.

They are very grateful to have a comfortable place to call their own!


Two years ago, Bob the cat began managing the little cafe. Now they’ve welcomed many new feline staff.

It’s a big family, full of joy!


Maybe these cats should start a new season of the Apprentice! Share with friends!