Tashirojima, a Cat Island in Japan.
Tashirojima, a beautiful place that embodies the ancestral bond between japanese people and cats.


I wanted to show the fascinating japanese island of Tashirojima by representing one of the most characteristic and adorable sights that people can encounter while visiting Japan and the captivating sight of cats of all shapes and colors playing around at the docks . All of this while showing the beautiful landscape of the island with the fishing boats at the distance, depicting thus the most distinguishable elements of the island that makes it so unique and charming.

Which place, city and country is featured in your design? (place/city/country)

Tashirojima, Japan.

Describe why you have chosen this place as a visual? What story does your design tell?

Tashirojima is one of the best places to show the close relationship that has existed between Japanese people and cats for thousands of years. For me, there is no more lovely vision than the one of the cats of the island waiting at the docks for the return of the fishermen to welcome them. The cats are kindly taken care of by the people of the island, consisting of mostly elderly people, and in return, the cats help the fishermen to keep them safe and predict a good catch.

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Hey, I'm David! A passionate for illustration and discovery of new things. I choose to make my illustration about Japan because it gives me the opportunity to show one of the cultures that has inspired me the most in all of my career and continues fascinating me more and more everyday. Come along with me in this amazing ride to Tashirojima Island! A paradise for those who love adventure and cats... especially cats!

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Yes, I have read the Guidelines, Regulations and Comments section and I can confirm this is my original work.

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