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Nekozuka Cat Shaped Bus Shelter | by pokoroto
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Nekozuka Cat Shaped Bus Shelter

The local legend is that there used to be an ancient temple near here called Saifukuji. A beloved cat of the priest lived in the main temple building. Also living in the temple was a large rat that often bit the priest. The priest asked the cat to kill the rat. Cats from the surrounding towns of Munakata, Kurate and Onga gethered in the temple to do battle with the rat. That night the horrible sounds of the battle between the cats and the rat were heard throughout the area. In the morning when the priest went to the temple he found the dead bodies of the cats and the dead rat. In sorrow the priest buried the cats at this site, Nekezuka.

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Taken on February 6, 2011