Rare Real Japanese Lucky Cat Maneki Neko Gotokuji Collection Home Decor Success
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Rare Real Japanese Lucky Cat Maneki Neko Gotokuji Collection Home Decor Success:
RARE ORIGINAL JAPAN MANEKI NEKO LUCKY BECKON FORTUNE CAT WEALTH HOME DÉCORCondition: NewSize: Approximately 6cm x 3.5cm x 3CMMaterial: PlasterColor: White with red collarOrigin: Gotokuji Temple, Tokyo, JapanWith a boxHand-painted products
I got this bekoning cat from Gotokuji Temple (Tokyo, Japan), where is the originated the Maneki neko."You see that in the cat litter, people take the cat to the full measure because the cat can nod to the blessing. When successful, then satisfied. It will bring the cat to the temple. Or you can collect as a memorial.The cat in the picture is only a part. We can not keep all the pictures. Due to the large number of images, it is clear that the cat is a sacred measure.This is my personal belief. On March 20th, the past. I went to this temple. Bring back the cat. Along with this set, they are shared again. I talked to my gerbil to reach the goal I expected. Do you believe that? What i expected It was successful. It's very nice* All Pictures This I shot myself There is no image from any other source, I can assure you that our products are genuine."The beckoning cat (literally called Maneki Neko in Japanese) is a common figurine (lucky charm and talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to owner. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed at home, business stores and companies. The lucky cat is also known as the lucky cat, welcoming cat, money cat, happy cat and fortune cat.
The most common color is white, followed by black and gold. White cats are seen to bring about the happiness of its owner, along with purity, Lucky and positive energy. The luckiest of all the colors is considered to be the calico colored cat.
Maneki-neko can be found with either the right or left paw raised (and sometimes both). The significance of the right and left raised paw differs with time and place. A common belief is that the raised left paw brings in customers, while a right paw brings good luck and wealth. It is commonly believed the higher the raised paw, the greater the luck.
In modern Japanese culture, maneki-neko can be often found in rooms on the third floors of buildings, due to the auspicious qualities associated with the number three. It is believe that keeping a talisman of good fortune, like the lucky cat, in bedrooms and places of study will bring about favorable results and life successes.
The Original Story of a Waving CatIn Goutokuji
Gotokuji Temple is located at 2 Gotokuji Setagaya-ward Tokyo, and is famous for the grave of Sir li Naosuke, the chief Minister, Tairo, of the Tokugawa Government in the late Edo period. This notable temple in western Tokyo covers a vast area is starred with old, solemn trees. Huge numbers of parishioners and visitors come stern Zen temple, it is also a shrine for the cute cats that wave with one arm raised.
This is the other world-famous character which originated from an episode in the history of this temple.
Here is the story of a Monk and a waving cat. A long time ago when the temple was a shabby hut and the monk could barely live on the small income he gained as a practicing mendicant. He had a cat and cared for it like his own child, sharing his own meal with it. One day he said to the cat, “If you are grateful to me, bring some fortune to the temple”.
After many months, one summer afternoon the Monk heard sounds around the gate, and there he saw five or six samurai warriors on their way home from hawk hunting approaching him and leaving their horses behind. They said “We were about to pass in front of your gate, but there a cat was crouching and suddenly it lifted one arm and started waving and waving when it saw us. We were surprised and intrigued, and that brought us to come here to ask for some rest.”
So the Monk served his bitter tea and told them to relax. Suddenly the sky darkened and heavy rain began to fall with thunder. While they waited a long time for the sky to clear, the Monk preached Sanzei-inga-no-hou (past, present, future reasoning sermons). The samurais were delighted and began to think about converting to the temple.
Immediately, one samurai announced, “My name is li. I am the king of Hikone, Koshu prefecture. Due to your cat’s waving, we were able to hear your preaching. This has opened our eyes, and seems to be the start of something new. This must be the Buddha’s will. Soon after they returned home, li donated huge rice fields and crop lands to make the temple grand and generous as it is now.
Because of the cat, fortune had been brought to the temple. Therefore, Gotokuji is called the cat temple. The monk later established the grave of the cat and blessed it. Before long the statue of the cute waving cat was established so that people might remember the episode and worship is. Now everybody knows the temple as the symbol of household serenity, business prosperity, and fulfillment of wishes.
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