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Lucky Cat

Lucky Cat
Lucky Cat
7 inch Waving Ceramic Cat
Currently available
Where to buy
China Town

The Maneki Neko, otherwise known as the Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, or Fortune Cat was originally a 7 inch tall ceramic hailing from Japan, not China. It is usually displayed in businesses, homes and restaurants, often at the entrance, as a sign of good luck.

The Maneku Neko seen in 'The Blind Banker' are made of plastic, and are battery powered to wave the extended arm. This version of the sculpture is readily available from numerous stalls and shops in London's Chinatown, as well as multiple places online.