Luck, Money, or Love: Which Will Neko Bring?

How lucky is your Neko cat? Are you 10 million yen lucky? Or is your luck measured in romance or long life? All Neko cats are lucky, but not in the same way. This traditional Japanese talisman (also known as Maneki Neko, meaning Beckoning Cat) dates back to Japan's Edo Period (1600s). While the basic symbol is the same – an upright cat with paw raised – the cat's paws, color, and gift indicate the type of luck bestowed. For instance: Paws: • Right paw raised brings money and good … [Read more...]