Posted by: softypapa | February 1, 2009

Shinto Shrine Cat

cat on roof of Shinto shrine buildingCan you spot the orange-colored cat sleeping on the roof of this shrine building (click to enlarge)? This photo was taken at Minowa Inari jinja which is located in a very old and densely populated neighborhood of Shimizu city near Mt. Fuji. With many residential homes nearby the shrine grounds provide a wonderful natural setting for area cats which are often seen resting on the shrine engawa, sleeping on the warm roof tiles or even crossing the altar during service. Minowa shrine is one of our main sources for high-quality omamori,ofuda and ema which are available in our store.


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