Maneki-Neko Cat with Chrysanthemums on mat board. Whenever I would try to get my cats to wear a ruffled collar like this, they would just go crazy trying to take it off. This cat in my imagination is much more placid!
I love Maneki Neko Japanese cats, which we know as Lucky Cats. The Maneki-Neko 招き猫 is a beckoning cat and is a lucky charm or talisman displayed at a doorway to bring good luck to the owner. The Maneki Neko cat is based on a real Japanese cat – a calico bobtail. In Japan it is displayed at the entrance of shops and restaurants. The Mingei Museum had a humongous display of Maneki Neko from one woman’s collection. She had thousands of Maneki-Neko cats. I wonder if she had really good luck?!