The Cats Of Japan's "Cat Island" Are Apparently Huge Ed Sheeran Fans
Just what you need to get through your mid-week slump: a music video message to Ed Sheeran - by cats - who hope he will come visit them on their island!
By now you've surely heard of Japan's "Cat Island," otherwise known as Aoshima. If not, it's an island off the east coast of Japan which is inhabited by over 150 cats - which according to Wikipedia is a 6 to 1 cat:human ratio!
The video features gorgeous, sun drenched footage of various cats who inhabit the island, set to - what else? - Ed Sheeran's hit song, "Shape of You." To be honest, I much prefer the cat video version to his original music video (no offense, Ed!)
The video opens with some text as the camera pans in closer to the island:
Dear Mr. Ed Sheeran,
Did you know that there is a cat island in Japan?
It's called Ainoshima.
It's a tiny, tiny island and the size can't even be compared to Ireland!
Adorably, at the song's bridge where Sheeran sings, "Come on be my baby, come on," the footage is a montage of mother cats with their young offspring.
The video closes as it opens, with the island getting smaller and smaller as the viewer departs from their cat-filled journey. The text reads:
The cats are care-free and full of life.
At times they fight and yet have so much love for one another.
They are enjoying life while being surrounded by the beautiful sea and mountains.
Over 150 cats are eagerly waiting for you!
I'll be curious to know if this actually works - if this video were aimed at me, I'd (predictably) be on the first flight to Japan! You can watch the whole thing here:
All Images screen shot from YouTube