Tokyo: Imado Jinja Cat Shrine

After visiting the Gotokuji Cat temple, I also read about a cat shrine, which is in the East of Tokyo. I was curious to find out the difference, and so I did a bit more research. I stumbled upon another legend that relates to this shrine: Once upon a time, an old woman lived in… Continue reading Tokyo: Imado Jinja Cat Shrine


Tokyo: Gotokuji Cat Temple

Ever since my friend Monica had posted about the cat shrine (here) in Gotokuji, in the quiet Setagaya Ward of Tokyo, I wanted to go and see it for myself. The shrine is famous for the hundreds of statues of the "Maneki Neko" - the beckoning cat, which usually greets customers in front of Japanese… Continue reading Tokyo: Gotokuji Cat Temple