Gotoku-ji Temple in Setagaya

Gotoku-ji is a buddhist temple in Setagaya City, Tokyo. Its claim to fame is that this is supposedly where the maneki neko dolls (beckoning cat) were first used, as an offering by worshipers to show their gratitude when their wishes became true.

Above, ema plaques.

Above, the maneki neko hall.

Above, like most buddhist temples in Japan, Gotokuji also serves as a cemetery.

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