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Tokyo’s Own Maneki Neko Temple
By May 1, 2014
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Japan is filled with all kinds of interesting shrines and temples, but Gotokuji Temple (豪徳寺) in Tokyo caught our eye for its devotion to the “Maneki Neko” (招き猫) or beckoning cat. Found everywhere in Japan, this classic Japanese icon is thought to bring good luck, with its waving hand which beckons luck to come its way. Visitors will find an endless ocean of white maneki neko cats stacked everywhere around the grounds.

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Read more about the temple’s origin story here. Images via Kotaku & flickrhivemind.net
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