Beckoning Cat

The maneki-neko – (招き猫) – aka the Beckoning Cat, is a popular Japanese figure which is often believed to bring good luck to its owner. Traditionally a Japanese Bobtail calico, beckoning the cat has a paw raised in a beckoning gesture. They are often seen in shops, restaurants, and various other businesses, generally near an entranceway. Some are equipped with a mechanical paw which slowly moves back and forth. Read More HERE

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