The famous backpack in Japan that costs up to 1,000 USD (23 million VND) is handcrafted to look exactly like a real cat. Let’s see what’s interesting in this backpack
According to Insider, in Japan, Twitter users have gone crazy for a series of extremely unique backpacks, which look like real-life cats.
This delightful product is handcrafted by Japanese housewife Miho Katsumi, in Fukui Prefecture (Japan). The hand-stitched bags feature cats with pink paws, big glittery eyes and furry tails. Katsumi has created lifelike copies of many cat breeds such as the Persian, Munchkin and British Shorthair. According to her official website, the bags are usually made of faux fur, hand-dyed by Katsumi.
To make such bags is not an easy thing. Katsumi told Insider it took her a week to design each bag and one to three months to make it.
“It may take longer to achieve satisfactory results,” Katsumi added.
The cats are sewn one by one. A small pattern typically requires 22 pieces of hand-stitched fabric, while large patterns like a backpack are made up of about 80 different pieces of fabric.
On April 15, Katsumi posted four photos on Twitter of the cat bag posing outdoors. One of the photos shows a cat clutching a toy fish that looks just like the real thing. “The weather is fine today and I can shoot outdoors,” she wrote. So far, the post has been retweeted more than 11,000 times.
People commented that they thought they were real cats. Many people are interested and express their intention to buy such a backpack.
Twitter user @emlynx commented: “In the first place, who doesn’t think this is a real cat?”.
However, cat lovers looking to get their hands on Katsumi’s creation will have to wait as she received a lot of orders last year. Katsumi will not accept new orders until further notice.
Miho wrote on Twitter on April 17: “I’m glad that so many people praise my work. Currently, we are trying to fulfill orders from last year. Thank you for your understanding. !”.
To date, Katsumi has sold 70 works. Each cat backpack retails for 140,000 Japanese yen ($1,074).
Katsumi claims to be a cat lover on Yahoo! – the site where she sells her products. Backpacks aren’t the only thing Katsumi does. She also makes purses and helmets for cats.
In Japan, cats are considered ‘the emperor’ and are always pampered to the fullest. In Japanese folklore, cats are considered to bring good luck and have the power to protect their owners.