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welcoming cats

SX-70 Alpha, Polaroid 600 @ Miyanosaka, Tokyo, Japan


Have you even seen these cats !?

In Japan, we believe that this kind of cats bring fortune and health if we put them inside of our houses, in particular, entrances.

I am not sure whether or not they are originally from Japan, but I heard from some people that these welcoming cats are from the place where I visited today, "Goutokuji". This place has a temple, a shrine, a grave yard, and so on, and I got very relaxed in here. I don't know why, but I think a lot of Japanese people love this kind of old, traditional place to browse and stay in. Actually, this place is very close to my house, so I feel very ashamed that I didn't know this place until today. Maybe, in summer, I will be back to chill out and maybe, take a cat nap !!! If you have a chance to come over to this place, please check out these welcoming cats and buy it for your own souvenir.

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Uploaded on April 6, 2008