Twitter user Nori from Japan posted a photo of a red-haired cat that sat amusingly near the gate of a local temple. It bowed its head as if it had come for “feline absolution,” the user wrote.
Later, apparently, the cat thought its sins had been absolved. She climbed under the gate and lay down there with a contented expression on her face. The photo with the cat on the guy’s account was appreciated by more than 100,000 users.
By the way, cats have always had a special status in Japanese culture. For some time they were considered magical and even demonic creatures. In addition, the first Buddhist monks in Japan kept cats in monasteries to protect books from rodents. At the time of Emperor Ichijo, they were considered a symbol of high social status.