Sad update everyone, Tama recently passed away… An estimated 3,000 people, including railway officials, attended Tama the cat’s funeral on Sunday, days after she died of heart failure aged 16. [x]
For those who haven’t read articles about it, the local shrine elevated her to a god. She’s now the Eternal Stationmaster and patron god of the station.
ahhh gentle pure tama!! <333 for those down about tama’s passing, a good ending–the station has found a successor to her! another calico named nitama (literally TAMA TWO) who was irl buddies with tama off duty AND was a kitty receptionist while tama was around (yes there are RECEPTIONIST CATS at this train station bless it there is a full cat bureaucracy and job market). nitama is pretty chill about the hat and while not as serene as tama was, will undoubtedly come into it with age and experience.
nitama being officially sworn in as new stationmaster.
she also has an A+ face and loves sticking her tongue out. im serious google this cat like 70% of the pictures shes going BLEP its great.
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Based in Barcelona, Forward Thinking Architecture is pushing its Smart Floating Farms concept to interested cities and investors, boasting the modularity of this system that can start with a single barge or morph into a fleet of connected vessels. Each barge is designed to yield over 8 tons of fruits and vegetables and nearly 2 tons of fish per year.
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