Maneki Neko, literally “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. (she can be used as piggy-banks
and have coin slots at the back of the head!) → more ⇒ about Maneki-neko
Exclusive to wafuu-honpo, our shop presents a range of Tokoname top quality, precisely made Maneki-Neko, come in 2 sizes.
* 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 25 cm in height
◆ Different points ◆
● size (approx.)
height 15,5 cm
width 9,5 cm
depth 7,5 cm
● weight... 325 g
● collar... no pattern
● emblem... without character
● cats whiskers... by ink painting
● size (approx.)
height 25 cm
width 17 cm
depth 14 cm
● weight... 960 g
● collar... painted some pattern
● emblem... with a engraving character "福" (= happiness)
● cats whiskers... fiber
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.
weight...... small ) 325 g
big) 960 g
size........... small) H. 15,5 cm x W. 9,5 cm x D. 7,5 cm
big) H. 25 cm x W. 17 cm x D. 14 cm
packed in original box... small) H. 18 x W. 11,5 x D. 11 cm
big) H. 29 x W. 18,5 x D. 17,5 cm
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
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) - and had the largest output of ceramics of any kiln town in the Edo Period (1600-1868). 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.
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.
The street under "Toko-nyan" names "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.
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.