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Lucky Cat

 
Lucky Cat
Lucky Cat
 
Brand
N/A
 
Price
£9.98
 
 
Model
7 inch Waving Ceramic Cat
 
Availability
Currently available
 
 
Where to buy
China Town
London

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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.