The Message from Sohei Yaguchi, Founder of Cat Café MOFF.
In September 1st, 2023, we opened our first animal cafe, “Cat Café MOFF” in Honolulu, Hawaii of the U.S.
My wife and children have American citizenship, and we have many relatives living in the United States. Because of this, we used to visit the U.S. frequently as a family, almost like going back home. We also visited Hawaii several times before the pandemic. Therefore, I desired to expand our business and live in the United States in the future.
However, the opportunity suddenly came. Due to COVID-19, our work environment has rapidly shifted to remote work. This change allowed me to establish a new work style managing my business from anywhere. Additionally, many businesses withdrew during the pandemic, which provided more options to choose a location to open new stores.
Now, I am planning to start Cat Cafés with two well-known places among Japanese people, the International Marketplace and Ala Moana Center in Hawaii. Without the pandemic, this plan might have not been realized.
From Honolulu, Hawaii, I hope to develop our business utilizing the knowledge cultivated in Japan for a long time.
MOFF Hawaii Corporation
In Japan, MOFF was established in 2014 to achieve a society where animals and humans can live happily with smiles. We provide a place where they can learn about animals and contemplate their well-being in their daily life for those who love animals and would like to have pets but find it difficult to keep them at home, or for those who have had limited opportunities to interact with animals.
Cat Café MOFF was open on September 1st, 2023 at International Market Place in Honolulu, Hawaii. In our lounge, there are professional caregivers who understand the behavior of cats properly. The café has an open and inviting atmosphere, where visitors can interact with around 20 cats of various breeds. Guests can experience the behavioral changes by different breeds and personalities, and observe the various expressions of the cats.
The café serves as a community space for all animal lovers, those who cannot keep pets, and existing cat owners. We decided to open the cafe in a shopping mall for customers who have not had the chance to interact with animals before in order to generate interest in animals through cats, leveraging the accessible environment.
Moreover, guests can encounter uncommon cat breeds in Hawaii. All the cats in the cafe are given Hawaiian names to make them more relatable to the local community. The clean and well-maintained space allows guests to enjoy interacting with the cats while sipping on drinks.
“We aim to create a society where both animals and humans can live happily with smiles.”
- We will develop our own personalities and create an environment where our colleagues can work with a smile.
- With accurate knowledge of animals, we will communicate their charm and the importance of their lives.
- We will provide our customers impressive experiences with high hospitality.
- We will challenge new things and achieve them.
- Company Name: MOFF Hawaii Corporation
- President: Sohei Yaguchi
- Address: International Market Place, 2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
- Incorporation Date: January 2023
- Business Started: September 1, 2023 (International Market Place, Honolulu, HI)
Our Groups in Japan
Moff Animal World is a facility where you can interact with a wide range of animals and even have the experience of feeding them. It includes areas such as the Cat Lounge and the Bird Park, as well as a farm area where sheep and alpacas live. In addition to these, there are reptiles, owls, large parrots, and even penguins! It’s a place filled with numerous opportunities to engage with all kinds of animals.
Moff Animal Cafe is a facility where you can enjoy a drink while interacting with animals such as owls, small animals, and cats. Depending on the location, we offer a variety of beverages including drinks topped with Moff’s original cute cat latte art, and a limited-time menu. We look forward to welcoming you with our diverse drink offerings.
Cat Café MOFF” is a cat cafe where you can enjoy delicious, carefully crafted drinks while spending a soothing time with adorable cats. It’s a place where you can escape from the everyday and enjoy a quality moment in our kitty cats. We invite you to enjoy this delightful experience.
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MOFF Petting Zoo is a zoo where you can interact with owls, small animals, exotic animals, and so on. Depending on the store, the animals available vary, so you can enjoy different experiences at each location.
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MOFF MOFF Petting Zoo is a facility where you can interact with animals such as owls, small animals, and exotic animals. As the animals vary by locations, you can enjoy a different experience at each store.
Ostrich Kingdom (Dacho Ohkoku) Animal Productions provides animal talent appearances and services for film, TV shows, commercials, advertisements, events, promotional videos, CD covers, photoshoots, and on-location shooting. We also provide services for petting zoos, mobile zoos, and various events. Our farm in Ibaraki Prefecture, conveniently located only a 90-minute drive from Tokyo, is currently home to approximately 100 species and around 1,000 individual animals.