Visiting cat cafes can be difficult during this pandemic, which is why this particular cat cafe in Tokyo called Nyandan-tei is evolving with the times: by live-streaming a corner of their cafe on Twitch.
In this little corner, you can watch over their felines 24/7 as they take a nap, groom themselves, enjoy snacks — you get the idea. Occasionally, the cats will go out of frame but you will see the screen shaking. No, it is not an earthquake but presumably the furry creatures brushing against the camera.
To top it off, the livestream comes with relaxing background music. Rather than listening to that popular lo-fi hip hop channel on Spotify with a girl with headphones and a cat by the window, you can instead tune in to this livestream and see actual cats.
In the description of the channel, Nyandan-tei has included photos of 12 cats with their names, so you can tell who you are looking at too.
Nyandan-tei operates as both a cat cafe and shelter for abandoned cats. They describe the goal of
the livestream as a means to help these cats find a foster family, get donations for cat supplies, and “give a feel of healing and peace to viewers and supporters.”
The channel offers three tiers of monthly subscription starting from as low as S$7. Subscribers can get exclusive emotes to use in the chat. Every donation counts towards making the lives of these felines better.
Watching these cats is a good way to de-stress and take a break from work or wind down at the end of the day, don’t you think?