The Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) could be seen in many Asian retail establishments. It’s meant to bring in customers and good fortune. The more desperate the retailers are for business, the more ornate the cat. I had a friend who was forced to share her tiny counter space at a restaurant with a 25″ Maneki Neko, completely done up in gold.

This single Maneki Neko is 1 1/4″ high. Big cats brings big business, little cats little, but manageable ones.

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