An image from Gotoku-ji shrine near Tokyo. This shrine is dedicated entirely to cats, and is considered the birthplace of the maneki neko, or beckoning cat.
On Saturday, I will be posting more about my visit to this shrine and other cat-related adventures in Japan, so please come back!
That’s alot of cats, interesting custom!
I’ve seen a lot of cat statues like that here in Manila specifically in China Town. They say it’s supposed to bring luck.
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Hahahahaha! My daughter calls those “high five kitties”.
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Hahaha ! imagine I have one of those cats in my cat collection and the same in “gold” !
Thats a whole lot of cats 😛
That’s interesting. I didn’t know there’s a shrine in Japan dedicated entirely to cats.
I liked the high 5 comment. Looks like you can own one in most any size.
Wow! So many of them. The small ones are very cute.
WOW! Those are real??? They have that cat in The Sims 2, a PC game. I thought it was just something in the game. LOL. I had no idea that cat statue for good luck was real.
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Interesting!! … and so many of them! Interesting articles below too – shall show them to my hubby who went to Beijing on business a while ago
So many lucky kitties!
For a cat lover like me, this is the best shot of the day.
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I spent 3 years in Japan as a child and remember these well. Lovely memory, lovely photo!
That is awesome! My late kitty, the beloved Grand Old Man, used to “beckon”….
My beautiful grandchild!
That looks like a LOT of good luck!
That would be a LOT of litter! 😀
It’s like a creepy lil porcelain army!
What a lot of luck! Very interesting..Are there other cats there, or just the beckoning cat?
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Okay is it just me or does that just look a little creepy! Here is my Wordless Wednesday!
LOL….that is a great picture! I have never seen so many of them.
Wow, there are lots of them, lol. These cats are supposed to bring luck, right?
Mine are here and here.
Great shots. So many wonderful cat statues!
That’s a lot of lucky cats! I bet it’s a popular place for students to pray during exam time.
Nice photos of the good luck cats – we give them to beans for a housewarming gift – if they like cats! Mom has only one! Like knowing there is a shrine for cats!
Very cool… but now I’m going to have nightmares about being mechanically petted to death!
Oh my. Now that’s what I call a proper greeting! Hi kitties!
WOW, that is a massive amount of kitty’s in one spot,lol.
WOW – we like this picture!
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Those are a lot of mouths to feed!
Wow!! That’s a lot of lucky cats you’ve captured!!
They’re supposed to bring in wealth 😛
I love it! Look at all those cats! That’s quite a collection of them.
That is quite a lot of cats. They look like they’re swearing an oath.
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These are delightful and cheerful. Very nice!
Thanks for stopping by my blog..:-) Its always nice to meet a fellow cat lover.
Amazing to see so many together. 🙂
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