Japanese lucky cats

Keep Evil Spirits Away with Japanese Lucky Charms

The upcoming Giant Lantern Festival Dai-Chochin Matsuri is celebrated at the end of August every year and is often referred to as the one of the brightest and most beautiful festivals in Japan. The festival invokes traditional Japanese superstition alongside a visual display of giant lanterns and fireworks which is said to ‘light up’ Japan. …

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Japanese lucky cats

What’s So Lucky About Lucky Cats?

Maneki neko literally translates as “beckoning cat” and they’re beckoning an increase in custom in recent years as their rich Japanese history and cultural symbolism make them an authentic and thoughtful Japanese gift. Japanese Lucky Cats are commonly used as mascots or talismans, bringing good luck to households, happiness and success to individuals, and wealth …

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10 Signs that Japan is a Cat Lover's Paradise

10 Signs that Japan is a Cat Lover’s Paradise

If you’re a cat lover, you’ll probably already know that Japan is a country obsessed with cats; one of the best-known good luck charms is a beckoning cat. Here are 10 places you must visit for all things cat-related. Disclaimer: After reading this post, you will definitely want to book a one way flight to …

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Superstition in Japanese Culture

Japanese Superstition: Why You Shouldn’t Live at No.4

Superstition is integral to Japanese culture. A profound respect for ancient customs and traditions, together with strong historical and cultural ties with other nations, have enabled innumerable Japanese superstitions to catch on and persist. As is seen all around the world and throughout history, a large portion of superstition in Japanese culture contains underlying messages …

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