Why Are Black Cats Lucky In Japan?

In the United States and many other countries, a person would never wear white clothes to a funeral.

Black is our color of mourning. But in Japan, black clothes would be out of place at a funeral, the Japanese color of mourning is white!

Many Americans and Europeans think that black cats are unlucky. But black cats are considered lucky in Japan. There’s a Japanese saying that black cats “keep the devil away.”

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1 thought on “Why Are Black Cats Lucky In Japan?”

  1. Not black closes but white in Japan?
    It’s an old custom (about 100 years ago)…

    Now no one wear white clothes in Japan,
    except only one — a dead person.

    And black cats, indeed those unlucky stories were
    introduced from Americans and Europeans, but there
    are few people believe them lucky, either.

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