Kutani Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko Q
A yellow lucky cat with both pows raised. The yellow color is said to be a bringer of "good luck".
A lucky cat with its right hand raised is said to "invite money", while a lucky cat with its left hand raised is said to "invite people".
A lucky cat with both its right and left hands raised is said to bring money and customers.
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.
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: 8cm(3.1in) x 7cm(2.8in) xH11.5cm(4.5in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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ABOUT TOUKOU KILN
Toukou Kiln is a Kutani ware kiln and wholesaler that mainly produces auspicious items such as beckoning cats, owls, treasure ships, and the seven gods of good fortune. The owner, Kazuo Yoneda, is the third generation, having studied under his father and grandfather. He learned the basics of molding, overglaze porcelain painting, and general techniques, and continued his research to improve all of his techniques.
His specialty is "Nishiki-mori," a painting technique unique to Kutani ware. He uses a method called "Ichichin-mori," in which a special cream-like paint called "Mori-enogu" is applied using a piping bag. The paintings are painted carefully with the awareness that overglaze painting is the life of Kutani ware.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a 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.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.
Maneki Neko Q Kutani Lucky cat is lovely and beautifully made. Delivery was speedy and both lucky cats were wrapped in beautiful Navy furoshiki.
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