Lovely good luck charm Maneki Neko - Japanese fortune cat and Carp fish Koinorobi
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.
In Japanese culture, the koi fish represents strength and perseverance. It is also called the "warrior's fish" and is sometimes associated with masculinity. Chinese and Korean traditions associate the koi fish with friendship and love.
Size: approx. 2.5x5x6 cm
Material: metal (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, etc.)
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.