One of the popular legends about the origins of the Maneki Neko tells of a man who took shelter from rain under a tree next to a temple. He noticed a cat that seemed to be beckoning to him, so he followed it inside the temple. Shortly after, lightning struck the tree he had been standing under. The cat had saved his life. The man was so grateful that he became a great benefactor of the temple and a statue of the Lucky Cat was made in his honor.

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