Mog fried rice: The bizarre ‘sushi cat’ photographs that are amusing (and baffling) animal lovers around the world

May 20, 2013 6:22 pm 0 comments Views: 354
  • Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts features them in campaign
  • Cats imposed onto sushi rolls have become internet phenomenon
  • Already have their own Facebook page with thousands of fans
  • Are available to buy as postcards and photos
  • ‘History of Sushi Cats’ video claims they have been around for centuries

Would you like a side of whiskers with that California Roll?

Well, now you can, thanks to a Japanese company who have created a range of prints featuring cats resting on sushi rolls – as well as some bonkers videos to promote their latest product.

These somewhat bizarre sushi-themed felines, known as Neko-Sushi, have been shot by Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts for their new advertising campaign and their baffling nature is causing a stir in Japan and worldwide.

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New craze or a Japanese tradition? A peanut company superimposed cats onto sushi rolls and now they have a huge cult following

Fancy some whiskers with that? Known as Neko-Sushi, they have been shot by Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts in their new advertising campaignFancy some whiskers with that? Known as Neko-Sushi, they have been shot by Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts in their new advertising campaign

The brand seem to have superimposed feline friends onto sushi rolls with some photoshop trickery, and Japanese fans can’t get enough of them.

Viral: The adorable sushi cats have gone viral and filled the pages of fashion magazines and kooky websites alike Viral: The adorable sushi cats have gone viral and filled the pages of fashion magazines and kooky websites alike

Bizarre: Whilst some of the feline friends are cute, others are quite frankly bizarre Bizarre: Whilst some of the feline friends are cute, others are quite frankly bizarre

Sporty cats: Some of the cats show off their best ball skills, one plays table tennis on his head and another wears a hat made from shuttlecocks
Sporty cats: Some of the cats show off their best ball skills, one plays table tennis on his head and another wears a hat made from shuttlecocks

Sporty cats: Some of the cats show off their best ball skills, one plays table tennis on his head and another wears a hat made from shuttlecocks

And if the sight of a pussycat resting on a square of sushi rice wasn’t weird enough, the company claims that Sushi Cats are actually a life-form that goes way back and that have been known to bring people luck in ancient Japanese folk tales.

On their website the company writes: ‘Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice.

‘Although several references have come down to us through history from various researchers and witnesses, their existence is still shrouded in mystery and actual sightings remain rare.’

Playing dress up: Some of the cats are themed like Christmas and others don capes made from money
Playing dress up: Some of the cats are themed like Christmas and others don capes made from money

Playing dress up: Some of the cats are themed like Christmas and others don capes made from money

Sushi Cats on tour: The Sushi Cats can be seen flying around in Paris in the strange video Sushi Cats on tour: The Sushi Cats can be seen flying around in Paris in the strange video

Yo sushi! A video on the brand's YouTube page shows the sushi cats rotating on what looks like a Yo Sushi restaurant Yo sushi! A video on the brand’s YouTube page shows the sushi cats rotating on what looks like a Yo Sushi restaurant

Odd: 'Neko-Sushi is an extremely unusual life-form consisting of a cat on top of a portion of sushi rice' write the kooky brand's website Yo sushi! A video on the brand’s YouTube page shows the sushi cats rotating in what looks like a Yo Sushi restaurant

Fans of the quirky animals will be pleased to know that the company have also released a mobile game app for iPhone and Android phones featuring the iconic Sushi Cats.

They also have an online store that offers photo prints, postcards and more (only available in Japan).

And cat lovers can be rest assured that┬áno cats were harmed during the shoot, and it was all conducted under the guidance of professional animal handlers, according to the brand’s video.

Cult following: They even have their own Facebook fan page with over 4,000 likes Cult following: They even have their own Facebook fan page with over 4,000 likes

Interactive: The brand have even created a mobile app game featuring the sushi cats Interactive: The brand have even created a mobile app game featuring the sushi cats

Snap them up: The sushi cats have been printed onto postcards and are for sale on the brand's site Snap them up: The sushi cats have been printed onto postcards and are for sale on the brand’s site

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