Kutani Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko W
This is a lucky cat with a floral design on a white background, made with the advanced technique of Kutani ware.
White lucky cat means "good luck blessing".
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".
Thus, 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 8.5cm(3.3in) xH11cm(4.3in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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.