Monday, February 12, 2007

Maneki Neko- Japan's Lucky Cat!

Maneki Neko is Japanese for "beckoning cat."
They are also known as Lucky Cats, Fortune cat,
Welcoming cat, and Money cat.

A beloved figure in Japan and adorned at places of business- Welcoming you to come in!

Lucky Cats are a very popular collector items- typically a porcelain figure, they now adorn a variety of items- cell phone straps "piggy" banks, air freshners, USB drives

and of course, Japan's other famous cat- Hello Kitty plays the role as Maneki Neko often!

Variety of Lucky Cats on YJ



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