Maneki Neko In Blue And Green-Key Chains

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The Maneki Neko (literally "Beckoning Cat"; also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Techno 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. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. In the design of the sculptures, a raised right paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised left paw attracts customers. Here is the story about Maneki Neko. This story goes that a wealthy feudal lord was taking shelter under a tree near Gotoku-ji temple (in Western Tokyo) during a thunderstorm. The lord saw the temple priest's cat beckoning to him and followed; a moment later the tree was struck by lightning. The wealthy man became friends with the poor priest and the temple became prosperous. When the cat died, supposedly the first Maneki Neko was made in his honor. 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. With the material of porcelain, decorated with a golden bells, this Maneki Neko found on keychains come in green and blue with different meanings. Green is the symbol of peace and happiness, while blue means prosperous business. Why not DIY them as key chains? It will be funny. Price for one Material: Porcelain Dimensions: 3/4"Hx5/8"Wx5/8"L Preparation time: 2-3 working days
 
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