Attracting customers and bringing good luck
Manekineko or a beckoning cat is a kind of charm which brings happiness and prosperity. It can be seen near the entrance to a restaurant or shop. The photo below is taken at the Tora-san Museum in Katsushika ward's Shibamata district in Tokyo. Tora-san, the main character in a movie entitled Otoko wa Tsuraiyo who sometimes returns his uncle's home in Shibamata from the trip. His uncle runs Japanese sweets shop. There is a beckoning cat in the shop. That's what we think. In my tour, Japanese hometown in movie setting, Shibamata, you can see the indoor set of the sweets shop which is displayed at Tora-san Museum. Tora-san movies' world is Japanese spiritual home. I love a series of the movies. Why don't you join me?
The shop named Tora-ya