All The Cats Raised Their Right Hands In The Air

Welcoming cats in Gotoku-Ji
Shot at Gotoku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Gotokuji, Tokyo tetsuOzawa

Many statues of cat stood emotionless in the Buddhist temple

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.

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Where is Gotoku-Ji?

PHOTO DATA

No

501

Shooting Date

Jun 2006

Posted On

August 4, 2006

Place

Gotoku-ji, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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