Here's a Lucky Charm To-Go! Carry it with you or set it on any shelf.
This 1" high 3 in 1 Maneko Neko has the largest cat with the left paw up and a smaller white cat with the right paw up. The black maneki neko has the left paw up.
In addition, the large Maneki Neko is holding up a taiko drum, another legendary meaning of the drum bringing good fortune.
The Red Mat is included which is attached to the bottom.
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What is Maneki Neko?
Maneki Neko is not just any kind of cat figurine. It sits and has it's front paw raised as if it is calling for someone and is the only one that can be called a "Maneki Neko". Set it in your home, computer work station area, office, business or store. Legend has it that the LEFT PAW UP invites people or customers while the RIGHT PAW UP brings luck and fortune. The origin of this legend is not clear. The most popular and the majority of Lucky Cats or Maneki Nekos have their LEFT PAW UP. It works as a kind of lucky charm. All of our Maneki Neko's paw are shown forward for the purpose of "beckoning" or "welcoming"(not backward), as is traditional in Japan. Our most popular Maneki Neko are spotted-colored on white. Spotted-colored white cats have been known as a rarity in Japan for many decades have always been considered a kind of a legendary lucky charm. Most Maneki Neko, regardless of color, most likely ful-fill a dual purpose due to these legends. They are carefully designed and crafted into an attractive welcoming or beckoning figurine to all who see it and a bank providing a very useful purpose. Only the smaller sizes, such as less than 4 inches are usually just figurines.