Welcoming Cats In Gotoku-Ji

Welcoming cats in Gotoku-Ji
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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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Where is Gotoku-Ji?

DATA

Photo 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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