Lovely charm Maneki Neko - Japanese fortune cat with spots
Fortune cat (招き猫 Maneki Neko in Japanese) - Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic. This cat is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. There’s actually a meaning behind which paw the cat is holding up. If it's the left paw, this is supposed to attract customers. If the right paw is raised, this invites good fortune and money. The symbolism behind the colors: there are quite a few color variations and they each have a special meaning, for example tri-color cat as this one is beckoning general good luck, wealth, prosperity.
Size: 3 cm
Material: pottery, porcelain and ceramic (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, etc.)
Very popular charm in Japan. Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.
Please note: Details and colors of the images might be slightly different from the actual product. As it is hand made, small imperfections are common in the work in this quality range.