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Photographer captures heart-warming images of island run by cats

Photographer Fubirai has spent more than half a decade documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam Fukuoka, Japan, a small island known to locals as "Cat Heaven."

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Maybe the cats are learning the ropes from the fisherman.

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Even after all the work on the boats there's still time to snuggle. 

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Cats also need a tour guide sometimes. 

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Gotta rev those engines. 

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Looks like we've got a "cat overboard" situation. 

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Not everyone is a fan of island living. 

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Attention, this is your wake up call.

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Sushi anyone?

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This gang of cats doesn't mess around. 

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Even cats have best friends. 

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Life on an island can sometimes be a little boring. 

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This cat is strutting her kitty beach bod.

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The cats are fed by locals.

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Family always comes first. 

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Just another afternoon out with the fishing buddies. 

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Time to take the kids to the beach. 

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Sometimes morning comes too early. 

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Who doesn't enjoy a little trip into town?

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There's always room for one more at a house party. 

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Cat twin double take. 

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It's hard to cover your tracks in so much sand. 

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The traditional island greeting. 

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It's time for a lunch break. 

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Family nap time.

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"Hello and welcome to Cat Island."

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It's always polite to greet visitors with a handshake. 

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When times get tough, you can always relax by the sea. 

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Some cats have better beach hair than others. 

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Begging is just part of the game. 

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"Bombs away!"

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Photographer captures heart-warming images of island run by cats

Photographer Fubirai has spent more than half a decade documenting the lives of the semi-wild cats that roam Fukuoka, Japan, a small island known to locals as "Cat Heaven."

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