SPACE INVADER: MANEKI-NEKO

The maneki-neko(Japanese: 招き猫?, literally “beckoning cat“) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman), usually made of ceramic in modern times, which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calicoJapanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, or fortune cat in English. ~wikipedia

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17jun14. Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

2 thoughts on “SPACE INVADER: MANEKI-NEKO

  1. hey there! i’m loving your recent posts!
    I also blogged about wandering in the streets of Georgetown, Penang Island in Malaysia. Colonial Houses, Authentic Food, Street Arts and many more is what I have discovered!

    here’s what my recent post is all about…
    https://talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/wandering-in-the-streets-of-georgetown/

    what do you think of old towns/ houses? have you been to a place like Georgtown before? what place is it?

    would be so nice to hear from you! 🙂

    cheers! xx

    deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.wordpress.com )

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