Maneki Neko - Japanese Lucky Cat Designs

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For Good Fortune, You Need These Cats In Your Life

I've always loved cats, and in fact am now owned by two particularly wonderful ones. But, they can't hold a candle to the cool Maneki Neko. This is the Japanese cat of good fortune.

After doing some research, I am even more enamored of them. I also found a great resource to get t-shirts, sweatshirts, teddy bears, and other cool gifts with various Maneki Neko on them. Check out the great products and designs at Shelf Life T-Shirts Maneki Neko Gifts, and see if you agree with me.

The Many Varities Of The Maneki Neko Cat

The Maneki Neko Cat Comes In A Variety Of Colors:

Each color of the Maneki Neko cat has a different meaning. And, all of these varieties are available from Shelf Life T-Shirts Maneki Neko Gifts.

The Definition Of The Maneki Neko

The Maneki Neko On Wikipedia

The Maneki Neko (literally "Beckoning Cat", also known as "Welcoming Cat", "Lucky Cat", "Money Cat", or "Fortune Cat") is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of porcelain or ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed (many times at the entrance) in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses.

A raised right paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised left paw attracts customers. Maneki Neko come in different colors, styles, and degrees of ornateness. In addition to sculptures, Maneki Neko can be found as keychains, piggy banks, air fresheners, and miscellaneous ornaments.

(...from Wikipedia)

Tri Color Maneki Neko Cat


To Beckon Luck To Your Side

To Beckon Luck To Your Side

To Beckon Luck To Your Side

White Maneki Neko Cat


Black Maneki Neko Cat


Red Maneki Neko Cat


Pink Maneki Neko Cat


For Your Protection & Health

For Your Protection & Health

For Your Protection & Health

Gold Maneki Neko Cat


Guestbook For Maneki Neko Gifts

Thanks for visiting Shelf Life T-Shirts Maneki Neko Gifts page. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen here and found some great gifts for the folks in your life with whom you want to share good fortune. And, don't forget some for yourself!

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  • I think these cats are adorable.
  • Love Maneki Neko Cats! Thank you for an informative lens.
  • I think Maneki Neko Cats are adorable. I have two. One is the tri-color Maneki Neko Cat and the other is a white Maneki Neko. i'd love to collect at least one of all the other colors too. Thanks for sharing this info with us.
  • Those maneki nekos in the storefronts in Japan is such a welcoming sight! I do love cats myself so this well-made lens made me happy today. ~Blessed~
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