The last resort of resort of the Phrae people

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From Thairath, July 1, 2015
Title: The last resort of resort of the Phrae people… carrying a cat… praying for rain… resolve the drought.
Phi Nooring: Ask for a magic item from Doraemon.
A mouse: Even you don’t believe in it, you can’t show disrespect.

[Refers to people in Phrae Province using a Doraemon stuffed animal to make a ceremony to pray for rain. The original tradition used a live cat in a cage that is tortured by having people constantly pour water on it. However, to create a palatable modern version of this folk belief, the villagers used a stuffed animal.]

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