February 22nd marks Cat Day in Japan.
Shops across the country are offering goods with cat symbols and special treats for pet cats.
The occasion falls on the 22nd day of the second month of the year because the digits 2-2-2 sound like cat miaowing in Japanese.
Local media have published a survey which reveals the most popular kitty names.
For tomcats, they are Sora, Leo and Kotaro, and for female cats the most popular names are Momo, Sakura and Koko.