Monday, September 8, 2014

We're Bringing Lucky Back . . .

We're bringing Lucky back . . .

 . . . Lucky Cat, that is!

We've brought back a mini collection of Lucky Cat pendants to IndyAndCleo! Hooray!

Know the legend of the Lucky Cat?

Lucky Cat, or Maneki~neko (Japanese, literally "beckoning cat") is a common Japanese figurine, lucky charm or talisman which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. 

The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed ~often at the entrance~ of shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. The maneki~neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English.

Lucky Cat handmade Scrabble Tile Pendant

And so, the story goes . . .

Maneki~neko is the subject of a number of folktales.
Following, is one of the most popular explaining the cat's origin ~

The stray cat and the shop: The operator of an impoverished shop takes in a starving, stray cat despite barely having enough to feed himself. In gratitude, the cat takes up a station outside the establishment and beckons in new visitors, bringing prosperity as a reward to the charitable proprietor. Ever after, the "beckoning cat" has been a symbol of good luck for small business owners.

Sooooo . . . if you find you need an extra bit of good luck, or just plain love Lucky Cat, IndyAndCleo has just the little lucky charm for you!

❉ Each Lucky Cat Scrabble Tile Pendant is sold separately.

❉ Thank you Wikipedia Maneki~neko for portions of this post.

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  1. How cute they are and I am sure we all need all the luck we can get. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly


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