A giant, four-legged creature has people in Japan has captivated residents and visitors. But don’t worry, it’s not dangerous, even if you have a pet allergy. Nicknamed “Shinjuku east exit cat” after the nearby subway station, the massive feline is the digital star of a 3D LED billboard in Tokyo. The cat is the size of a yacht on a screen three stories tall.
Although the 4K display does not officially “open” until July 12, it was installed last month and has continuously drawn crowds. The big kitty makes several brief appearances throughout the day, in between advertisements and music videos. As it moves around on the screen, it also greets fans by saying, “nyannichiwa,” a combination of “konnichiwa,” which means “hello,” and “nyan,” Japanese for “meow.”
“This giant 3D cat appeared in Tokyo on a billboard made of a 1,664 square-foot curved LED screen,” @NowThis posted in a TikTok video showing the cat. “The calico cat appears in the morning and evening, along with other 3D images.”