Cat Festival in Tokyo

[Culture ★]


(P1) This news is from Tokyo. A cat festival happens there. People dress up as cats. They paint their faces, wear masks, and put on cat ears. They parade through the streets.

(P2) A Japanese designer organizes this festival. The festival celebrates three things: Halloween, autumn, and cats. The festival is a hit. People look very good.

(P3) The Japanese love cats. They have cat cafes and Hello Kitty. People love homeless cats, too.



VOCABULARY: festival, paint, masks, parade, celebrates, homeless


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. Do you like cats? Why or why not?
  3. Does your country celebrate Halloween?
  4. Are there festivals in your country? If yes, tell me about one?


  1. Which city is the festival in?
  2. What do people wear?
  3. Who organized the festival?
  4. What are the 3 things people celebrate?
  5. Which animal do the Japanese love?


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • happens there (P1)
  • cat ears (P1)
  • three things (P2)
  • is a hit (P2)

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Image source: By Miyuki Meinaka, CC-BY-SA3.0,,_2013.jpg

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