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Should choose Chinese or Japanese Maneki Neko?

Before answering this question, we should learn a little about Maneki neko Overview of Maneki neko Maneki Neko (kanji: 招 き 猫 hiragana ま ね き ね こ, can be understood as Waving Cat) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. Actually “Maneki”…

15 Maneki Neko models bring good luck for 2020

Maneki Neko (kanji: 招 き 猫 hiragana ま ね き ね こ, can be understood as Waving Cat) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. Actually “Maneki” is the Japanese work for beckoning and “neko” means cat in Japanese. The figurine depicts a…

10 things you need to know about Maneki Neko

You really like Maneki Neko ? You are buying a cat Maneki Neko ? You don’t understand Maneki Neko? So learn all about Maneki Neko in the article below. What is Maneki Neko ? Maneki Neko (kanji: 招 き 猫 hiragana ま ね き ね こ, can be understood as Waving Cat) is a common…

Gotokuji Temple: Tokyo’s “Lucky Cat” Temple – A Must-Visit for Cat Lovers!

Gotokuji Temple, located in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, is a Buddhist temple that is said to be the birthplace of the maneki-neko, or “luck-inviting cat figurine.” These small statues, which portray a cat sitting up and beckoning with its front paw, have become quite popular all over the world with cat-lovers. Although there are…

Latest Lucky Cat Trend in Japan

MANIKI NEKO NEWS HOT FLASH! According to Chunichi’s evening edition yesterday, the most sold maneki neko has changed drastically since 2008. Between 2000 and 2007, 90% of lucky cats were sold in Tokoname, one of the towns. The main pottery in Aichi prefecture, has raised their left paw (to wave / attract customers) and 10%…