Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)

Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)

Do these cats remind you of a symbolic figure? If you thought of the Lucky/Beckoning Cat, you’re right! As stated in the name, Maneki directly translated to English is actually ‘beckoning’ or ‘welcoming’. Originating in Japan, the Beckoning Cat is a popular figure for reeling in good luck amongst Chinese businesses. Apart from the commonly used gold-coloured cat, were you aware that it comes in a range of other colours? 

Here is a quick crash course on the colours available and their significance:

  • white = purity/happiness
  • black = safety, warding off evil and stalkers
  • gold = wealth and prosperity
  • red = protection from evil & illness, especially in children
  • pink = love, relationships and romance
  • green = education or studies

As pictured, the Maneki Cats come in combinations of white and green, as well as yellow and black! Putting the knowledge we have just shared to use, you can figure out the significance of each cat. Why are their paws raised in a beckoning gesture? Well, these gestures, just like the varying colours, convey different messages. Having the left paw raised, as shown above, is meant to invite customers or people, whilst raising the right paw invites money and good fortune to your business. Additionally, having both paws raised invites protection to the home or business. Besides its auspicious qualities, these two-toned Maneki Cats are unique and add a stylish, modern kick to the room.

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