There are many statues of cat in a corner of Gotoku-ji. All of them were striking the same pose. They were putting their right hand up.
This kind of statue is called 'Maneki Neko' in Japan. They are lucky items and considered to invite both people and fortune into their homes. And it is said that the temple is the cradle land of them. Of course, I have known about the history. Yet I felt the insanity when I watched these statues which stared into empty space altogether.
|Aug 2006 STILL LIFE TOKYO|
|CAT DOLL GOTOKU-JI RIGHT HAND|
August 4, 2006
September 1, 2020
Still Life Photography
CANON EOS 1V