This has become something of a yearly ritual. Of course I've found additional cat-and-cherry-blossom pictures since I first made this slide show, including a few which MIGHT be of the "mystery cat" which so often shows up in the Japanese cherry blossom displays. Trouble is, those tabby-and-white markings with the white spear between the eyes is extremely common. I kept running into them, wondering "is that really him?" (or her), until I finally said, why not just enjoy these pictures as they are.