Today is Neko no Hi (Cat Day) in Japan! This date was picked because 2/22 is pronounced “ni ni ni” which sounds like what a Japanese cat says, “nyan nyan nyan.” This year is extra cat-like, being 2/22/22. Let’s explore some cute ways to celebrate Cat Day!
There are an overwhelming number of cute kitty videos on Youtube. A good place to start would be Motimaru’s Diary. Motimaru is the world record holder for Most-Watched Cat on Youtube, according to Guinness World Records!
People new to kawaii kitty characters can choose from 4 featured players at Sanrio (US); Charmmy Kitty, Chococat, Mewkledreamy, and of course Hello Kitty. Buy something cute or grab some freebies. Or there’s many more cat characters to choose from, like Pusheen and Meowchi.
US-based Hello Kitty lovers can also get adorable merchandise and treats from the Hello Kitty Café Trucks. Keep an eye on their website for a truck visit near you.
For an easy drawing tutorial, try How to Draw Super Cute Kawaii Cats from Peach Goma by drawinghowtodraw. The pacing on this video is slow, so you can learn in real time.
If you have your own, personal adorable cat, commemorate Cat Day by having them create original artwork for your shared home. Use this lovely painting with cats tutorial by Miss Muffcake.
The list of kawaii cat things could go on forever. For more cat-inspiration (catspiration?) see these cute cat crafts from our archives.
- DIY Kawaii Cats Paper Craft Tutorial
- SCK Tries… DIY Fortune Cookie Cat Toy
- Easy Crafts For Cats, Made from Trash!
- SCK Tries… DIY Kawaii Magnetic Bookmarks
Happy Cat Day! >^._.^<
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time