|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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