About Maneki-Neko

Based on an event where a cat is supposed to have guided people away from a dangerous situation, cats have long been loved as an animal that acts as a good luck charm bringing fortune to humans.“Safety in the home”, “good luck charms”, “receiving many visitors”, “business prosperity”. White means “inviting good luck”, black means “preventing disease”, and cats lifting their left paw have the meaning of “welcoming guests”.Cats raising their right paw are also said to be “inviting money”.The “Manekineko” (beckoning cat) in Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture, loved since ancient times, is a true treasure that Japan can be proud of.Each elaborate and lovingly painted expression gives a true depiction of loveliness.