July 27, 2008

Lucky Pussy : Maneki Neko



"According to ancient legend, this cat stood in the doorway of the Gotoku-ji temple
and raised her paw in the traditional Japanese beckoning gesture to a feudal lord who was passing by.
The feudal lord followed the cat into the temple and instantly, a lightning bolt
struck the place where the lord had been standing. Thus the cat had saved his life.
From then on, the Maneki Neko has been considered an incarnation of the Goddess of Mercy.

In business the Maneki Neko is said to bring success.
This is because her raised paw beckons in customers. It also welcomes in personal happiness
and harmony...
Traditionally, the kitty with her left paw raised brings in business
and the kitty with her right paw raised brings in money
"

So how many Maneki Neko's do you need to lure customers into your showroom?



This "altar" in a Makati office building surely was praying for a deluge of customers. Etiher that or the owner thought it was cute to let the Virgin Mary(bottom part of statue in picture) to have pet Maneki Nekos.

Wana see superstition in action? Click on the video and FEEL THE POWER! =p






Thanks Pau for the pic!

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