Maneki Neko – The Beckoning Cat.
With a paw raised in a beckoning gesture, legend says that displaying Maneki Neko in your business premises, brings both luck and prosperity.
Contrary to popular belief the cat is not actually waving. In Japan, unlike western cultures, the way to beckon someone towards you is with palm forward and fingers pointing down.
Legendary Origin Story.
While the iconic figurines might have varied origin stories, they all begin in Japan. And with their raised paw, Maneki Neko have been bringing in hope, luck and prosperity to people for centuries.