Hello kitty! Tokyo’s giant 3D billboard cat is joined by a huge Roomba ‘that cleans up the hair it sheds’
- Calico cat stands on a shelf on a billboard just outside Shinjuku station, Tokyo
- The feline appears startled when a Roomba vacuum cleaner appears behind it
- The robot vacuum glides across the virtual floor and the cat taps on the machine
The giant 3D cat has been delighting shoppers with its antics on a billboard in Tokyo has now been joined by a robot vacuum cleaner.
Footage shows the giant calico cat, which appears on a curved 4K LED screen just outside Shinjuku station, being surprised by a Roomba vacuum cleaner which appears behind it and glides across the virtual floor.
The cat, which first appeared in Japan‘s busy capital in July, taps on the machine with its paw as it supposedly cleans up the fur shed by the animal.
The giant calico cat, which appears on a LED screen near Shinjuku station in Tokyo, stands on a ledge and looks at shoppers
Just seconds later the giant 3D cat is joined by a Roomba vacuum cleaner which appears behind it
The startled creature continues to watch the robot vacuum as it moves across the animated glass floor.
The advertisement, which is being displayed on a 1,664 sq ft screen owned by Cross Shinjuku Vision, comes just months after the giant feline first amazed shoppers by taking a nap on the billboard.
In July this year, the animated cat was filmed looking perfectly content with its paws tucked neatly under its chin as it lay peacefully on the ledge.
It then scrambled into a crouch and looked down in apparent fright after one of its paws slipped off the ledge.
The stunning graphic, which repeated the movement several times an hour, saw the cat stand awake at 7am before finally falling asleep at 1am.
One local hotel employee told the Business Insider: ‘With the pandemic, we don’t have any way to chill out.
‘We’re dog people, but the cat is so adorable, it’s soothing.’
The playful feline watches the robotic vacuum as it glides across the virtual floor
The cat taps on the machine with its paw as the vacuum hoovers the fur shed by the animal
The latest advert, which has seen the furry creature joined by a Roomba vacuum, will now run until December 31 on the billboard, which is just outside the world’s busiest train station.
In May last year a 3D billboard showing giant waves appeared in South Korea.
The realistic simulation called ‘WAVE’ was screened on the SMTown COEX building in Seoul’s Gangnam District.
It showed the waves rising up the back of the ‘tank’ before crashing down to the front of the building, giving the appearance of the water being contained by glass.
The billboard was initially developed by Samsung and was made up off around 31,000 LEDs and covered a total area of 17,437 sq ft.
In July the animated cat first amazed shoppers by taking a nap on the giant billboard