Fushimi Inari Taisha, Japan | #travel #japan #shrine
Fushimi Inari, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Figurines of the “beckoning cat”, also known as lucky cat, or fortune cat (known in Japan as “'maneki-neko”), are sold to the faithful in shops outside Fushimi Inari. Maneki-nekos are a common Japanese lucky charm, which can bring benefits to the owner. The figurine is usually made of ceramic, with a decoration around the neck, adorned with coins or food items, and holding up a paw. White cats are for good luck, black cats for good health, and gold cats bring monetary wealth.
Stewart Parr "Japanese Fushimi Inari Shrine" Unframed Photo Print