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Gotoku-temple

Gotokuji

We went to Gotoku-temple. the temple is not so far from Shinjuku or Shibuya, however there’s many trees & flowers ;)
The Gotoku-temple has an opinion this temple is the lucky-cats’ birthplace.

Gotokuji

One day over 370 years ago, the feudal lord named Ii passed by this temple ,a cat rised its right hand and act like to say “Please come in!!” he wondered that & went with the cat.

Gotokuji

Just after a moment he came into the temple, there comes a thunderstorm!
the lord thought the cat is genius & bring lucky, so he made there to family temple.
Maybe he was a cat lover!!(^_-)* it’s a cute legend, I think.

Gotokuji


Gotoku-Ji (Gotoku-temple)
(in Japanese Wikipedia)

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posted by kurachan , 7月 28, 2008 23:17:32 (Tokyo) :

Amazing! I love manekineko! I’ll surely visit it next time I visit Tokyo. domo arigato for the information!

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