BusinessInsider.com explains Japan’s obsession with cats quite simply. Below is a quote from their website https://www.businessinsider.com/japan-is-obsessed-with-cats-2013-7?r=AU&IR=T
“In Japanese folklore, cats have protective powers and symbolize good fortune. A bobtail supposedly lured a feudal lord with a “come hither” gesture, which saved him from being struck by lightning. Today, business owners put “maneki neko” (beckoning cat) statues in front of their shops, in hope that the moving paw will bring in customers.
Or perhaps there’s a simpler explanation: cats are cute, and easy to depict in the round, simplified “kawaii” design favored by Harajuku girls. Personally, I find it hard to resist buying anything decorated with whiskers and a tail.” Businessinsider.com
So… Japan loves cats ! Anyways, below are a few random photos and videos of cats from Japan. Enjoy! Meow!
Below – A photo of “maneki neko” (beckoning cat)
Below – An older gentleman gives a ginger cat a pat near Osaka castle.
Below – A black cat sitting at Fushimi-ku Kyoto.
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