Maneki Neko pair. Largest is 2 inches and the other is 1.75" at its highest points. These are handmade maneki neko figurines (not banks). One holds left paw up and the other the right paw up. For meaning click on the larger maneki neko displayed in this section.
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, restaurant 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 (which eventually due to its beckoning of customers, brings good fortune). 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". 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, 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 piggy bank providing a mindful and useful purpose. Only the smaller sizes, such as less than 4 inches are usually just figurines.
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