Welcoming Cats In Gotoku-Ji

Welcoming cats in Gotoku-Ji

The statues of cat stood emotionless

Shot at Gotoku-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Gotokuji, Tokyo.

There are many statues of cat in a corner of the precinct. 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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Photo No.
501
Shooting Date
Jun 2006
Posted On
August 4, 2006
Place
Gotoku-ji, Tokyo
Genre
Still Life Photography
Archive
Aug2006 STILL LIFE TOKYO
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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