A Japanese couple has given a whole new meaning to “Cat in the Hat” by crafting unusual hats for cats with their own fur.
Since 2011, photographer Ryo Yamazaki
has been documenting the lives
of his three Scottish Fold cats —.
one of which recently passed
away in April — on Instagram.
In 2016, he and his wife Hiromi
had an eyebrow-raising idea:.
to turn all of the hair that their cats
were shedding into fanciful hats.
“It all started when Donald Trump was running for office as U.S. president...
and the hashtag ‘TrumpYourCat’ was
trending in the U.S.,” Yamazaki explained
to the Japan Times in a 2018 interview.
The nukege hats (nukege translates to “shedding hair”) are each made of a bowl
full of fur, according to the newspaper.
In just two years, the couple managed to
make over 100 hats, ranging from miniature
caps to tacky caps, for their felines.
“They’re family,” Hiromi, who meticulously
crafts the hats out of loosened
hair, told the newspaper.
“Our cats are like our children. We live
as if we are living with three boys”