Lucky cats (Maneki Neko) and Daruma dolls symbolize good luck, success, fortune and many more in Japan.
Lucky Cat -- 'Maneki-Neko', meaning 'beckoning cat'. Japanese see the act of a cat washing its ears as a beckoning gesture and believe in it to attract customers into the business. Therefore, it became a symbol of good luck for business owners.
Daruma is a mascot that Japanese people have loved since ancient times.
In Japan, Daruma dolls are a popular gift of encouragement as it is seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck. It is characterized by a circular shape that can stand up even if it falls. So it is considered as a mascot that "can get up several times even if it fails."
What happens if we combine these two lucky charms?
This cute mug made by Minoyaki in Japan has a strong texture and is a great symbol of positive energy on your desk.
As every piece has its handmade feature, slight irregularities in size, glaze, colour and texture might occur and reflect the nature of the artisan product.