Sankei Shimbun has released the 2022 edition of their ever-popular Nekodokoro Calendar (猫どころ2022 CALENDAR). The calendar costs 1,000 JPY, tax and domestic shipping included.

Sankei Sports' cat-loving cameraman Shūji Ozaki 尾崎修 used his time off and holidays to take photos of cats he encountered in various places as he traveled throughout Japan. This year's calendar features cute cats in their natural habitat from places such as a hot spring resort in Beppu, a cat temple in Fukui, and a "cat idol" in Shonan.


  • Content: 13 full color photos for 13 months from December 2021 to December 2022
  • Size: A3 size (A4 size when closed)
  • Pages: 28 pages
  • Price: 1,000 JPY per calendar (800 yen, tax included, plus domestic shipping)
  • Ordering: Product page (Free membership registration with Saneki iD required)
  • Shipping schedule: Calendars will be shipped in order of purchase from October 2021
  • Disclaimer: No cancellations or returns will be accepted

Message from Shūji Ozaki

I have been working as a photographer for Sankei Sports for more than 30 years since I joined the company in 1989. I have covered the three consecutive championships of the Seibu Lions professional baseball team, the 'Wakataka' (Wakanohana and Takanohana brothers) sumo wrestling boom, two World Cup soccer tournaments since Japan's first appearance in France, and four Olympic Games: Sydney, Athens, and Beijing in summer and the Torino Winter Olympics. Although I am now a 'catographer,' I am actually a 'dog person,' having grown up surrounded by Akita dogs since birth. However, under the influence of my cat-loving spouse, I became a dog and cat photographer. My Nekodokoro calendar, which has become my life's work, has gained popularity, and the 2022 edition marks the seventh year of its publication. Please enjoy this Nekodoro Calendar, a 'Reiwa Era cat calendar' made by a 'Heisei era photojournalist who was born the year after the Tokyo Olympics in the Showa era.'

Shūji Ozaki, as quoted in the press release for the Nekodokoro 2022 Calendar

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By - grape Japan editorial staff.