Sunday, October 22, 2006

Large Maneki Neko

招き猫

The Tokoname area south of Nagoya on the Chita Peninsula is famed for its high quality ceramics production. GoodsFromJapan's maneki neko are sourced from this area and we are pleased to present some new maneki neko.

Maneki neko These large size koban neko are 43 cm (17 inches) tall and 25 cm (10 inches) wide.

A koban is a gold coin from ancient Japan.

Maneki neko are good luck charms for prosperity and happiness and are particularly popular in the entrances to businesses and shops.

This cat is available with right or left hand beckoning in black or white.

Maneki neko are also mass-produced in China, but the quality of the ceramic cats remains superior in Japan.

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