The "Cat Club" (Neko-bu) division of Japanese online retailer Felissimo has put out some creative feline bedding situations in the past, including popular cat beds that turn your kitty into a napping fruit tart or roll cake. You can add holy kitty claw maintenance to their list of cute cat products, as they've just released a scratching post that turns your cat into a feline Buddhist statue!

It's called the Kouhai Scratching Post. Kouhai are the halo found on Buddhist sculptures, which are meant to represent light emitting from the Buddha. While most cats consider themselves to have divine sovereignty over the household, now they can look the part while get their claws some scratching practice. The lotus-shaped pedestal (rendai) has a curved scratching board, but your newly enlightened cat may simply choose to look holy while sleeping on it.

Felissimo even enlisted the help of Hiromi Tanaka, a Buddhist artist, to design a cat-themed arabesque pattern that would look right at home in a shrine to cats.

The Buddhist Halo Scratching Post is currently available for pre-order from both Felissimo's Japanese and international online store, priced at 8,284 yen with delivery set for early November.

By - Big Neko.