Maneki-Neko - Tokoname/Japan


Maneki Nekoliterally beckoning- or welcoming cat in Japanese. Also known as the Lucky Cat. This friendly-looking cat statue with one raised paw is placed in the entrances of restaurants and stores in order to invite good luck, customers and prosperity into business. 


It is attractive and practical gift for your friends and family as a good luck ornament. (There is a coin slot behind the head, it can be used as a piggy-bank!) ⇒ more about Maneki-neko


Exclusive to wafuu-honpo, our shop presents a range of Tokoname top quality, precisely made Maneki-Neko, come in 3 sizes.



- genuine Tokoname-style Pottery white Maneki-Neko -

* Images of manufacturing process. There is various size of maneki-neko.

*Herstellungsprozess (Es gibt Maneki-neko in verschiedenen Größe.) 

* Maneki-neko15,5 cm in height


* Maneki-neko 23 cm in height


* Maneki-neko 25 cm in height


◆ Comparison ◆

                    15,5 cm & 23 cm                                      15,5cm & 25 cm


◆ Different point ◆

15,5 cm 


● size (approx.)

 height 15,5 cm

 width 9,5 cm

 depth 7,5 cm

● weight... 300 g

● collar... no pattern

● emblem... without character

● cats whiskers... ink painting 

23 cm  NEW!

- sold out / ausverkauft - 

● size (approx.)

height 23 cm

width  15,5 cm

depth  13 cm

● weight... 750 g

● collar... with pattern

● emblem... with engraving character "福" (= happiness) 

● cats whiskers... ink painting

25 cm

- sold out / ausverkauft -

● size (approx.)

height 25 cm

width 17 cm

depth 14 cm

● weight... 960 g

● collar... with pattern

● emblem... with engraving character "福" (= happiness) 

● cats whiskers... fiber

☆ Maneki Neko - Left Hand -15,5 cm / 23 cm / 25 cm -


This white Maneki-neko has a "koban", a gold coin from ancient Japan,

and raises left hand for inviting customer, friends and happiness.

Our high quality Maneki-neko is made in the traditional kilns of Tokoname

and are produced by a traditional process dating back hundreds of years.

These beautifully hand-painted items are simply the best available one

in the world. 


Sie ist sehr beliebt, da die Maneki-Neko durch der winkende erhobene Pfote dem

Besitzer das Glück, die Zufriedenheit und gesundes Leben oder Geld bzw. Reichtum

bringt. Also, die Maneki-Neko soll entweder im Eingangsbereich oder Mittelpunkt

der Wohnung aufgestellt.

Diese weiße „Maneki-neko“ hat ein "KOBAN", der eine Goldmünze aus dem alten Japan,

und hebt die linke Pfote für die Einladung der Kunden, Freunde und des Glücks.

Die hier angebotene, sehr hochwertige Ausführung aus Feinkeramik ist in den

traditionellen Töpferofen von Tokoname, Japan hergestellt. In der Stadt „Tokoname“

werden viele Keramikwaren von einem traditionellen Verfahren produziert.

* Sie kann auch als Spardose verwendet werden, ein Papierstopfen im Boden

   ermöglicht  die Entnahme der Münzen.


material...  Ceramic 

weight...... 15,5 cm) 300 g

                   23 cm) 750 g

                   25 cm) 960 g

size........... 15,5 cm height x W. 9,5 cm x D. 7,5 cm

                   23 cm height x W. 15,5 cm x D. 13 cm

                   25 cm height x W. 17 cm x D. 14 cm

packed in original box...  15,5 cm)  H. 18 x W. 11,5 x D. 11 cm

                                            23 cm) H. 25,5 W. 16,5 x D 14,5 cm 

                                            25cm) H. 29 x W. 18,5 x D. 17,5 cm 


Maneki-neko Tokoname

29,80 €

  • Lieferbar innerhalb von 1-3 Werktage *1 / Ships within 1-3 working days *1

history about TOKONAME, a pottery town

Tokoname (常滑), south of Nagoya on the Chita Peninschula near Chubu International Airport, was a center of pottery production for long time going back to the Heian Period of Japanese history and remains Japan's foremost producer of Maneki-neko figures.  


Tokoname is one of Japan's six most important ancient kiln towns - the others are Bizen (備前), Echizen (越前), Seto (瀬戸), Shigaraki (信楽) and Tanba (丹波) - had the largest output of ceramics of any kiln town in the Edo Period (1600-1868).

In particular, Tokoname was a major producer of ceramic water pipes and is known for its signature "redware" and fine Japanese teapots.

Green tea became popular during the late Edo period, but the only teapots were imported from China, until a Tokoname potter named Mr. Jumon SUGIE started the first production of shudei (red clay) teapots in Japan. Eventually, Tokoname solidified its status as a pottery town.


TOKONAME in recent years

This pottery tradition and its culture can be sensed everywhere around Tokoname town, as for example in "Tokoname Maneki-neko street", "Pottery roads" and the sight of kiln chimneys.  Visiting Tokoname town is highly recommended for a Pottery, especially for cat lover & Maneki-neko fan!


Most ceramic "Maneki-neko" is produced in Tokoname, where the gigantic cat "Toko-nyan,”

6,3 m width and 3,2 m height watches over the town with its giant eyes.

"Tokoname Maneki-neko street". There are 39 unique ceramic cats along the street.


Take a stroll through a town of chimneys!

"Pottery roads" goes up and down a few low hills which take you through kilns and brick chimneys, past ceramic

pipes and roofing tiles, and all the other scenes of a thriving pottery town. These sights of Tokoname leaves you

a fantastic impression.

A Photo shown left is "Dokan-zaka" (Earthen pipe slope) at the "Pottery roads".

The walls and the path itself are constructed from old ceramic pipes, Shochu bottles

and the clay rings ceramic debris from kiln.


Along the path are a number of brick chimneys that have been preserved

from the Meiji Period. The slope is one of the postcard views of Tokoname.

It is the place where most of the tourists take memorial photos. 

    "Nobori-gama"(climbing kiln):

    Even the 60 such kilns once operated in Tokoname. This is the only one left and is the largest in Japan.

    It was in operation from 1887 to 1974 and has eight firing chambers on 17 degrees slope and ten chimneys of

    varying height.     You can go inside the firing chambers and try to make your own pottery at a modern kiln.