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Tokoname Ware Lucky Cat Ornament - Trio / 常滑焼き 招き猫

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Invite prosperity, happiness, and a steady stream of customers into your life or business with this charming Maneki Neko (Blessing and Inviting Cats) figurine set. Meticulously crafted in Tokoname, Japan, this set features three beckoning cats, each with a unique gesture that symbolizes different blessings.

Significance of Raised Hands:

  • Right Hand Raised: The larger cat with its right hand raised symbolizes a blessing for financial luck and success. This pose makes it an ideal charm for those looking to enhance their monetary fortune, making it perfect for homes, offices, and businesses aiming to attract wealth.
  • Left Hand Raised: The smaller cats with their left hands raised are symbols of welcoming and inviting people in. These cats are often placed in restaurants, service businesses, and other establishments that wish to attract many customers and guests.

History of Maneki Neko: The domesticated cat first arrived in Japan during the Nara period (710-794). These cats were brought on ships to protect valuable Buddhist scriptures and books from rats. By the Heian period (794-1185), domesticated cats had become familiar companions, as referenced in classical Japanese literature like The Pillow Book and The Tale of Genji.

Tokoname Pottery Tradition: This Maneki Neko set is crafted in Tokoname, one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns, renowned for producing high-quality ceramics for over a thousand years. Tokoname's pottery tradition, dating back to the Heian period, is celebrated for its skilled artisans and distinctive red clay. The region's ceramics are highly valued for their durability and aesthetic appeal, contributing significantly to Japan’s cultural heritage.

As the whole piece is handmade in Japan, slight irregularities in size, glaze, colour and texture might occur and reflect the nature of the artisan product.

■What's included? One (1) Cat Ornament in a Box

■ Made In Japan

■ Size: 27 cm x 15 cm x 26 cm height

■ Material: Pottery

🎁 Comes with a box. Great as a gift!