The “Cat from the Wall Delusion Mapping Sticker” gives no-pets apartment dwellers the illusion an actual – albeit exceedingly sluggish – cat has taken up residence in a cozy wall nook.
This probably isn't the virtual pet you were looking for but hey – it's better than no pet at all! That goes double for renters barred from keeping pets by their landlords so, like, double or nothing? At least you'll only be wagering 1,296 yen (about $11.70) for each Cat from the Wall Delusion Mapping Sticker, available online from Village Vanguard.
The “delusion mapping” thing refers to the way the sticker reflects light and/or how the image is perceived by the brain. The detailed photo impressed onto the 180 by 180 mm (about 7” by 7”) sticker presents a mild 3D effect, “tricking” the viewer's brain into thinking the virtual nook (and the cat ensconced within) has actual depth.
While purchasers are er, stuck with just two designs (tabby and black cats), the sticker's non-marking and reusable adhesive allows you to re-install your semi-pet in a different location at your convenience. Last but not least, purchasers living in Japan can always step out to the nearest Cat Cafe should their craving for kitten companionship become too overwhelming. (via PR Times)