Glittering Gold Maneki Neko Bank

Glittering Gold Maneki Neko Bank

This glittering gold Maneki Neko is a coin bank. Maneki Neko translates to “Beckoning Cat” or “Welcoming Cat”. This Maneki Neko has its right paw raised which means it is inviting good fortune or money. If it has its left paw raised, it is beckoning customers or people. Also, like the Japanese and unlike Americans, Maneki Neko beckons with its palm forward.

The color of Maneki Neko is significant also. In the case of this one, its gold color means it is inviting gold or money. Other colors, such as white, suggest purity. Black Maneki Neko, unlike black cats, are wards against evil. Three-colored Maneki Neko are viewed as good luck charms.

Found in the Figurine and Orientalia Collections.

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