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A look at Maneki Neko, the official name for the lucky cat statues that you see throughout the country.

Maneki Neko leaning and holding money

Like any good cat lover, I love to collect "feline-alia," and among my favorite cat-themed delights are Maneki Nekos. The "welcoming cat," famous in Japan.

Auspicious Gold Solar Power Cat

Golden Solar Powered Japanese Lucky Cat (Maneki Neko) Many of the maneki neko carry a gold coin in its paw that is called a koban and is also symbolic of the wealth that you wish to attract.

Cats are considered to invite people and fortune into their homes, therefore manekineko have one paw raised to beckon them inside.

Cats are considered to invite people and fortune into their homes, therefore manekineko have one paw raised to beckon them inside.

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