Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on September 2013

Courtesy of Marshmallow Shop Yawahada


Nestled in the wilderness of rural Nagano lies a place of dreams for cat ladies everywhere. In this enchanted forest, delightful cat-shaped marshmallows are made, little bundles of feline fluff to sweeten your tea or coffee—all 100% fur-free. From the “swimming” cat trying to keep afloat in your brew to the mysterious paw pads left in your coffee, these Café Cat Sets (two cats and four paws, ¥840) from Marshmallow Shop Yawahada make the purr-fect gift for any cat lover. The paw print melts clawlessly (ba-dum bump!), but we don’t know if neko-chan will wind up like a melted horror movie character. There’s only one way to find out!

Order online at http://sanpasta.ocnk.net or check out the Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarshmallowShopYawahada.