Kutani Sleeping Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko
This sleeping lucky cat is made using the advanced technique of Kutani ware.
In the old days, Japanese farmers living with cats were said to prosper without crop damage because cats would drive away rats that damage their crops.
If you decorate it with the attached cushion, it looks cute like the cat is sleeping on it.
Filled with Japanese tradition and good fortune, this Beckoning cat is excellent for your house decor and brings good luck to you and your loved ones.
- Dimension: D18cm(7.08in) x H7.8cm(3.07in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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ABOUT YONEDA YUZAN KILN
For over 60 years, the Yoneda Yuzan Kiln has been offering beautiful decorative figurines. The tradition of Kutani ware is still present in their works, with a painting technique called "mori-e" that resembles slip trailing applied to each piece.
The objective behind these beautiful figurines is to bring good luck and prosperity to businesses and families, while providing them with comfort and harmony at home.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.