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Kanesan Shoten

Maneki Neko | Japanese Lucky Cat Ceramic Ornament

Maneki Neko | Japanese Lucky Cat Ceramic Ornament

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Seto ware Manekineko, produced by a pottery distributor established in 1893.This charming Manekineko are meticulously hand-painted individually, available in both black and white, each offering distinct advantages.

  • White Manekineko beckons prosperity and good luck.
  • Black Manekineko protects against misfortune.
  • Gold Manekineko beckons money.

What's Maneki Neko

Maneki Neko (Beckoning Lucky Cat) is a Japanese charm believed to attract good fortune with its endearing pose. Originating during the Edo period (1603-1867) from the culture of Edo's townspeople, its popularity soon extended across the country.
Fortunes vary based on whether the left or right hand is raised. 
Also, the classic white one is a symbol of inviting good fortune, whereas the black one is known for warding off bad luck.
The characteristics and look of the cat change depending on where it's made.
In recent years, gold and red Manekineko have emerged, embodying the principles of Chinese feng shui philosophy.

Produced by Kanesan Shoten

Established in 1893, Kaneso Shoten is a ceramics dealer situated in the Seto area of north-central Aichi Prefecture, known for being a leading region for ceramic production.
Since the Meiji era (1868-1912), Seto region pottery has been available all over Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu. The company's founder would travel across the country carrying samples of pottery. Today, Kanesan Shoten is a key wholesaler, focusing on gathering products from various potteries. In the Seto and Mino regions, a concentration of small to medium-sized ceramic studios forms a hub of production. Here, wholesalers gather products and conduct sales operations on behalf of these kiln studios.

  • Size: Approx. H7 x W5 cm
  • Made in Aichi Japan 


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