Picture of the birthplace of beckoning cats – Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo

This is a nice picture of the Gōtokuji Temple in Tokyo, which is considered to be the birthplace of the famous beckoning cat, a figurine which brings good luck to the owner. The beckoning cat is called ‘Maneki neko‘ in Japan. Google translates Maneki neko to まねき ねこ which means ‘cat’ in English.

Birthplace of the Beckoning Cat
Birthplace of the Beckoning Cat. Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong.
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Visitors to the temple either pray for good luck or take photos of the vista of beckoning cats.


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