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Waving Cats - 192 pcs - Good Luck Minis®

SKU 354422

    Waving cats, also known as happy cats or lucky cats, are a common Japanese talisman, or good luck charm. They are most often depicted as white cats sitting upright, with one paw raised in a beckoning gesture. These cats are often seen in restaurants and shops near the entrance.

  • History: Waving cats (also called "Maneki-neko" in Japan) are thought to bring money and good fortune. Though the cat appears to be waving according to Western cultural behavior, the gesture is actually a common Japanese method of beckoning, and one of the names of this cat is indeed “beckoning cat”. Waving cats date back to the 1800s, and first appear during the Edo period in Japan, though it’s not known whether they originated in Tokyo or Kyoto.
  • Japanese Name: Maneki-neko
  • Characteristics: These cats may seem to be waving hello, but they’re actually performing the classic Japanese beckoning gesture. Keep some of these cats around to welcome luck and good fortune wherever you are!
  • Size: Each waving cat Good Luck Mini® is ¾ of an inch tall.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
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