Maneki Neko

(Lucky Cat)


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Maneki Neko(Lucky cat) is a cat doll which is believed to invite money, people and goodluck with its paw.

The Maneki Neko above is a Sadowara Doll made in Sadowara, Miyazaki. Sadowara Dolls are cray dolls inherited these 400 years.

This one is specially painted like a tiger for the year of tiger, 1988.

Each Maneki Neko's color and inviting paw has its own meaning. Right paw invites money, while left paw invites people or guests. The most popular Mike-neko cats (a white cat with brown and black spots on it) invite goodluck. Black cats keep away disease and evil, and  golden cats invites money, of course.

 

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If you want to see variety of Maneki Neko, visit the "LuckyCats CLUB" by clicking the banner above. They offer free Maneki Nekos in their "Maneki Neko Family Plan" page. You can use lovely Maneki Neko like shown below freely at your own site to invite more guests!

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