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.
    Fubirai
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    Even after all the work on the boats there's still time to snuggle. 
    Fubirai
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    Cats also need a tour guide sometimes. 
    Fubirai
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    Gotta rev those engines. 
    Fubirai
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    Looks like we've got a "cat overboard" situation. 
    Fubirai
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    Not everyone is a fan of island living. 
    Fubirai
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    Attention, this is your wake up call.
    Fubirai
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    Sushi anyone?
    Fubirai
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    This gang of cats doesn't mess around. 
    Fubirai
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    Even cats have best friends. 
    Fubirai
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    Life on an island can sometimes be a little boring. 
    Fubirai
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    This cat is strutting her kitty beach bod.
    Fubirai
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    The cats are fed by locals.
    Fubirai
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    Family always comes first. 
    Fubirai
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    Just another afternoon out with the fishing buddies. 
    Fubirai
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    Time to take the kids to the beach. 
    Fubirai
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    Sometimes morning comes too early. 
    Fubirai
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    Who doesn't enjoy a little trip into town?
    Fubirai
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    There's always room for one more at a house party. 
    Fubirai
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    Cat twin double take. 
    Fubirai
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    It's hard to cover your tracks in so much sand. 
    Fubirai
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    The traditional island greeting. 
    Fubirai
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    It's time for a lunch break. 
    Fubirai
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    Family nap time.
    Fubirai
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    "Hello and welcome to Cat Island."
    Fubirai
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    It's always polite to greet visitors with a handshake. 
    Fubirai
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    When times get tough, you can always relax by the sea. 
    Fubirai
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    Some cats have better beach hair than others. 
    Fubirai
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    Begging is just part of the game. 
    Fubirai
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    "Bombs away!"
    Fubirai
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