These are far from your average Money Box! Maneki Neko translated from Japanese literally means Beckoning Cat. According to Japanese culture the Cat's raised paws beckon wealth, fortune and luck. The Cat also holds Coins called Kobans said to attract wealth.
There are many stories and legends as to how Maneki Neko Cats ( fortune cats ) appeared and where their luck came from our favourite is this one:-
'A wealthy feudal lord was taking shelter under a tree near Gotoku-ji temple, in Western Tokyo during a thunderstorm. The lord saw the temple priest's cat beckoning to him and followed, a moment later the tree was struck by lightning. The wealthy man became friends with the poor priest and the temple became prosperous. When the cat died, supposedly the first Maneki Neko was made in his honor.'
Each Maneki Neko Waving Cat Money Box is made from ceramic, hand painted and finished with a gloss glaze, the access hole is sealed with a rubber bung and makes a perfect lucky gift or for you to save your money in!
Dimensions: Height 8.5cm Width 8.5cm Depth 8cm Slot 3cm.
Maneki Neko Money Boxes come in three colour collars:- Pink, Red and Yellow.