The traditional Japanese lucky charm is represented as a smiling cat, sitting and raising its right, left or both paws. This cat is named Maneki Neko in Japanese, which literally means " the beckoning cat".
This Japanese cat figurine is considered as a lucky charm that attracts luck, money, happiness, fortune and prosperity according to its color, the paw that is raised as well as the symbols drawn on its belly. Traditionally placed at the entrance of stores or homes in Japan, this cat made his way across international borders to the West as well.
Nowadays, it is found in various shapes, such as bracelets, pendants, key chains, piggy banks, stuffed animals... and many others.
In our collection of Japanese lucky charms, you will find this Japanese cat in various forms. Send your friends good luck and happiness by giving them a Japanese lucky bracelet or bring good fortune and prosperity into your home with our Japanese cat Maneki Neko chimes.