Imado Shrine, Asakusa

Lucky Cat (or Maneki Neko, Raking Cat, Beckoning Cat, Money Cat, Welcoming Cat, Fortune Cat) is a good luck symbol in Japan. Maneki Neko is a common sight in Japan, placed in the entrance of ryokans, restaurants, shops and other businesses, in the hope that will bring good luck and prosperity in the form of customers and extra business. The maneki-neko is believed to have originated at this shrine on the outskirts of Asakusa. Imado Shrine is a popular destination for people seeking good luck in love and marriage as well.

09. May 2014 by Joey
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