Maneki-neko, literally means “beckoning” or "welcoming" cats in Japanese, also known as the Lucky Cat. It was born in the town of Edo (Tokyo) around the end of Edo-era (1603~1867). 


"Maneki-neko" has been loved by many Japanese people since the old times, as a good luck ornament that brings luck and prosperous business. The cats with their right paw up bring economic fortune and cats with their left paw up are said to bring in people (customers). However, by the time changing, it has been reflected of wishing luck to benefit on 'love', 'long life' and 'great hit on treasure lottery' etc.


Especially into Heisei-, Reiwa-era today, big pet boom made popularity of a cat lover and several kinds of Maneki-neko are produced.


It is really popular for Japanese as they are believed to bring good fortune, invite happiness and bring prosperity to your home or on business. In Japan, Maneki-neko is usually placed at the entrance of houses and in store windows.

🔸Tokoname classic

*Available in two sizes each Right-hand up and Left-hand up.


● height 15,5 cm     EUR 44,90

● height 18,5 cm     EUR 59,90

● height 23 cm        EUR 74,90

🔸Karakusa pattern

*Right-hand up

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● height 13,5 cm 

     Colour: green, yellow     EUR 39,95

🔸Edo-Kimekomi doll

 *One size, three color variation, Right-hand up.


● Color: White, Purple    EUR 76,90

● Color: Gold                    EUR 85,90 

🔸Kutani-yaki Maneki-neko



height 16,5 cm

EUR 163,00


Mt. Fuji

- height 17 cm

EUR 163,00

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- height 16,5 cm

EUR 183,00

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Mori, pink

- height 16,5 cm

EUR 215,00

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- height 11,8 cm   EUR 158,00


Both-hands up 

height 12 cm   EUR 92,90

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◇ Decoding the Lucky Cat ◇

*Color: Black, white or red...?                           *Paw: Left or right?

What does it mean when a Maneki-neko has its right paw or its left paw raised?

What do the different cat colors mean?

What about the coin the Lucky Cat holds, or the bib? 

The meanings can vary from region to region within Japan, and some meanings have changed over time,

but here is a general summary:


White Cat: purity, happiness

Black Cat: wards off evil spirits, sickness and stalkers
Golden Cat: invites wealth and prosperity.
Red Cat: protection from evil & illness (especially illness in children)
Pink Cat: love, relationships and romance
Green Cat, Blue Cat : brings academic success / protection against traffic accidents

Purple Cat : wisdom, knowledge, intuitive capabilities and self realization.



Right Paw up: invites money and economic fortune (usually for business)
Left Paw up: invites people (customers)                    


Coin: wealth and material abundance
Bib and Bell: may relate to protection, as well as wealth and material abundance