With his pictures, Japanese photographer Masayuki Oki captures the individual personalities of the many otherwise anonymous stray cats that live in Tokyo's shitamachi area. His collection might be called busayan, which literally means "ugly cat", but the photographer has nothing but affection for his moggie muses.


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“I want to travel the country photographing all of Japan’s lovely stray cats,” says the photographer. For now however he limits his setting to the shitamachi area of the capital, where he documents the streetwise cats as they fight, nap, and goof around for the camera. The photographer never reveals the exact location of his feline photoshoot, but if you want to keep up to date with his latest photographic exploits then you can add your name to the 48,000+ people who follow him on Instagram.

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

Tasting a lemon for the first time

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

*Stretch* Man... I'm so tired from that nap, guess I'll have to take another nap later

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

Walking off the elevator after you farted

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Robyn Blanpied 3 months ago

do I have fish breath?

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JF Babcock 3 months ago

"Don't push..!" "Yah, don't push..!" "I'm just lookin..!" "I don't even know what we're doing..!" "They said there's a fish upfront..!"

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Lisa Fitchett 3 months ago

"ah, I see what the problem is here. You have a can of tuna stuck in the thingamabob. It may take some time to fix."

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

contemplating whether or not you really needed that 2nd piece of cake .. but regretting nothing

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Banani Joshi 3 months ago

Enough of napping....lets go get some sleep now .

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

That awkward moment when you wake up after a long night of drinking, and catch a glimpse of your reflection in the mirror

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