Everyone knows it: in the land of the rising sun, the "animal bars"Have never been so trend today. The "traditional" cat bars (the neko coffee, true institution), from dogs to hedgehogs to owls and reptiles. The last fashion ? Coffee at dwarf pigs ! We present you the very first, which has just opened its doors to Tokyo.
Popularized in the early 2000s, cafes with animals have experienced a huge successespecially because it is impossible for the majority of Japanese to own a pet. Indeed, in large cities where housing is smaller and smaller, animals are simply prohibited. Inhabitants of large cities therefore regularly attend such establishments, which they consider as anti-stress refuges, where they can enjoy animals as they please, without the constraints that come with them.
But in the Japanese capital, theextravagance is in order and the result ... is that the neko coffees have become the norm or even outdated. As a result, in recent times, Tokyo has seen the birth of new bars and cafes, populated by animals ... less conventional. Owls, hedgehogs, rabbits, snakes ... and most recently, the dwarf pig coffee!
IPSID is "Japan's first micro-pig coffee". It opened in last march in Meguro, a district southwest of Tokyo. When we look at the coffee shop, we see that customers can sip their drinks, while cuddling dwarf pigs, also called "Teacup pigs", so named because "so small that they can fit in a cup of tea". Micro-pigs that will not stay small all their life, since they grow up too. However, they reach 35 to 80 kg in adulthood (less than a conventional pig), the size of a labrador.
Around the world, like Japan, neko coffees have been talked about, and these institutions quickly attracted the wrath of associations of animal protection. Yet, even if the owners of these cafes and animal bars defend themselves by explaining that their small boarders come from shelters and are well treated (especially thanks to bans like flash photos or the fact of not waking sleeping animals, quasi-systematic rules), it is not yet enough to convince animal defenders.
Nicky Trevorrow, of the association Cats Protection, explained about the cat bars: "This is not a suitable environment for cats, because they are confined in a space with people who change constantly. They need a stable environment. "The only Japanese restriction on neko coffee ? Close at 20h maximum.
An initiative unusual, typically Japanese, which astonishes as much as it arouses the controversy. Most curious can always test, here is the coffee shop with all the necessary information. As for their Instagramit is filled with small photos adorable of these mini-pigs, for a regular dose of cuteness! For more than'goods on the subject, look at this cafe where it is possible to eat the feet in water with the fish and this train where you can caress abandoned cats !
Imagined by: IPSID