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Neko no Hosomichi (Cat's Alley)猫の細道

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A narrow hill road some 200 meters long located close to Mt. Senkoji Ropeway Sanroku Station in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The alley is part of the setting of artist Shunji Sonoyama’s “Onomichi Ihatov” spatial project launched in 1997, and it functions as a road connecting old and dilapidated homes which have been renovated and remodeled into art museums, cafes, and restaurants. The area, surrounded by trees and other greenery and enwrapped in an old-fashioned atmosphere, is dotted with other 1,000 “Fuku-ishi-neko,” round stones painted with figures of lucky cats. For generations, large numbers of cats settle around this area, and the alley is also a popular tourism destination which attracts cat-lovers nationwide.

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Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou (Fukuyama / OnomichiArea)

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Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou [ map ]
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Fukuyama / OnomichiArea
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A narrow hill road some 200 meters long located close to Mt. Senkoji Ropeway Sanroku Station in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The alley is part of the setting of artist Shunji Sonoyama’s “Onomichi Ihatov” spatial project launched in 1997, and it functions as a road connecting old and dilapidated homes which have been renovated and remodeled into art museums, cafes, and restaurants. The area, surrounded by trees and other greenery and enwrapped in an old-fashioned atmosphere, is dotted with other 1,000 “Fuku-ishi-neko,” round stones painted with figures of lucky cats. For generations, large numbers of cats settle around this area, and the alley is also a popular tourism destination which attracts cat-lovers nationwide.

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