The Hypnotic Tail-Wagging Cat Clock
Walking down the street in Ome, I discovered something that totally flipped my three-hour trip to see a garden filled with no blooming azaleas into the win column: the tail-wagging cat clock!
BEHOLD ITS MESMERIZING POWER:
Can’t. Stop. Watching. (Except to scurry around online like a crazed, tail-wagging weasel to figure out who makes these and where to buy them.*)
The store owner in Ome came out to the sidewalk after she saw me loitering around suspiciously outside, but after we bonded over our love of tail-wagging clocks, she invited me inside to take videos of her others. Here’s more cuteness, if you can stand it:
* A RocketNews reporter spotted them as recently as 2015 at the same annual Tobu exhibition, so I was able to discover the artist’s name: Keitaro Fujii. And apparently, they are sold in a store in Akasaka called Craft Ogawa. Guess where I’m going next week?