This listing is for a adorable lucky cat of xxl size with all the 7 major symbolism of lucky cat. This is the super cat which can bring you and your loved ones all the blessings and best wishes. A perfect gift for your loved one especially for those who are to begin a new career, business, or family. This lucky cat is entirely handcrafted and hand painted by artisans from japan (seto city, aichi prefecture).
You can see the high level of details and craftsmanship from the pictures, other factory made products you normally found on the markets are nothing comparable to this genuine piece of art. The history of maneki-neko (lucky cat) can be dated back to the edo period in japan. In 1876, during the meiji era, it was mentioned in a newspaper article, and there is evidence that kimono-clad maneki-neko were distributed at a shrine in osaka during this time.Beyond this the exact origins of maneki-neko are uncertain, though several folktales offer explanations. There is a japanese belief that a cat washing its face means a visitor will soon arrive. This belief may in turn be related to an even older chinese proverb that states that if a cat washes its face, it will rain. Thus, it is possible a belief arose that a figure of a cat washing its face would bring in customers. The symbolism behind lucky cat. You basically can't go wrong with a lucky cat. Calico: traditional color combination, considered to be the luckiest. White: happiness, purity, and positive things to come.
Black: wards off evil spirits. Red: success in love and relationships.Fortune cat figurines often holding other things in their paws. A koban worth one ryo: this is a japanese coin from the edo period; a ryo was considered to be quite the fortune back then.
When shaken, the mallet is supposed to attract wealth. A fish, most likely a carp: the fish is symbolic of abundance and good fortune. Some people believe it's a crystal ball and represents wisdom. Where to put your lucky cat. To attract customers and to share joy and prosperity with your visitors, lucky cat are best placed in a visible place facing the main entrance.Modern japanese folklore suggests that keeping a talisman of good fortune, such as the lucky cat, in bedrooms and places of study will bring about favorable results and life successes. This item is made of ceramic and japanese fabric.