Kutani Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko T

USD $373

This is white calico cat's lucky cat with Dharma. It comes with a cushion so it looks good when displayed. White lucky cat means "good luck blessing".

Dharma is traditionally loved by Japanese as a good luck talisman. It embodies perseverance and grit. Whenever you face difficulty, stand up and carry on until you achieve your goal.

A lucky cat facing sideways means to solve a problem from a different angle, which brings good luck. Also, a lucky cat with its left hand raised means to invite people in.

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.
Today, also known as a "lucky cat," the beckoning cat is popular as a charm of good financial fortune.

Among the various colors and patterns of lucky cat, the most traditional and standard cat is this calico cat.

Basically, the sex of calico cats is female, but in rare cases, male calico cats may be born. There is a legend that the ship will not be distressed if the calico cat that invites good fortune is on board, and it is said that the male calico cat calls for good fortune and the ship does not sink because of its rarity.

Filled with Japanese tradition and good fortune, this lucky cat is excellent for your house decor and brings good luck to you and your loved ones. 


  • Dimension: 12.5cm(4.9in) x 9cm(3.5in) xH15.5cm(6.1in)
  • Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan

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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.

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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.

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Tabby Maneki Neko

10-purr Rating!!! Arrived quickly. Much larger than expected even though site gave measurements. Left-pawed wave and Daruma focus on people.