Turn Your Feline Into a God With This Cardboard Shinto Shrine for Cats

Your cat already acts like a god. And you probably treat it like one. So why not take the next step with this cardboard Shinto shrine for cats, created by a Japanese cardboard company. From scratching pad and hiding spot to litter box cover, there are multiple ways to use the shrine to further your devotion.

The cardboard shrine was developed by Howay Industry, an Osaka-based manufacturer of cardboard and cardboard products. Unsure of how much demand there would be for a cardboard shinto shrine for cats, the company turned to crowdfunding site kibidango, where they quickly surpassed their goal of 500,000 yen (about $4800 usd) and have already raised three times the amount. The basic shrine is going for 4840 yen (about $46 usd).


  1. Any sense of whether they can ship internationally?

  2. I’d love to get a ramen shop for my kitties! USA available?

  3. I write for a major pet website, and would love to be able to point people in the U.S. to where they can buy this. Please let me know if Spoon & Tamago decides to carry it.

  4. Stella De Sa Rego

    November 23, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Please let me know how to purchase the cat shrine. Thank you.

  5. We would LOVE to buy this. We’re in the US. Please let us know if it’s available!

  6. Please notify me when the cat shrines become available in the U.S.

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