What's this? This is an unbiased just-the-facts news timeline ('newsline') about Japan, created by Newslines' contributors. Help us grow it by finding and summarising news. Learn more

Japan

Japan7 posts
22 Jun, 2015

Mourned, elevated as goddess

Tribute

Tama is mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a goddess at her funeral. In a portrait decorating the altar, Tama poses in a stationmaster’s hat and a dark blue cape. Sake, as well as watermelon, apples, cabbage and other fruits and vegetables are presented to the cat. Wakayama Electric Railway President Mitsunobu Kojima thanks the cat for her achievement:

Tama-chan really emerged like a savior, a goddess. It was truly my honor to have been able to work with her.

What's this? This is an unbiased just-the-facts news timeline ('newsline') about Japan, created by Newslines' contributors. Help us grow it by finding and summarising news. Learn more