What about this little black neko? It’s about time that someone recognised the supreme good fortune attached to a black cat.
When you combine the black cat with the maneki neko image, you have double the good luck!
What’s a Maneki Neko?
I wondered myself for some time. She is a Beckoning Cat, a Happy Cat, and that little paw is calling you in. She wants you to come into the establishment that parades her. Usually it’s a shop, some sort of business, and the maneki neko calls customers inside.
I like the look of these little cats, beckoning in good will.
There’s a story about the first cat who gave her name to all the ones you see today in shop windows.
In the olden days, a Japanese Feudal Lord was waiting for a thunderstorm to pass him by when he noticed a little cat beckoning to him. Read the rest of the story — The Legend of the Goutokuji Temple
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