The prolific animal photographer Mitsuaki Iwago is currently showing many of his well-known wildlife images at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. For this Tokyo exhibition, however, he divulges a specific passion for cats, both wild and domestic.

Iwago compares city strays and pets with their feline cousins lions, the “kings”of the jungle, by placing similar photographs of them side by side.

There are more than 180 images, each revealing how close domestic cats really are to their ferocious cousins and vice verca; Aug.10-Oct. 20.

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; 03-3280-0099; 1-13-3 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thu., Fri. till 9 p.m.). ¥800. Closed Mon. (except Sept. 16, 23, Oct. 14), Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 15. www.syabi.com

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