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Maneki Neko aka Lucky Cat

Posted by
tubby (Singapore, Singapore) on 1 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Maneki Neko is also named as 招き猫, "Beckoning Cat"; also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat, or Fortune Cat.

Chanced upon this cute looking Maneki Neko one evening while I was running some errands and was reminded of a very good friend. Can't resist not buying this as it's so-so adorable. Maneki Neko has been associated with good luck for a very long time, hope it bring us abundance of good luck and blessings wherever we are.

Canon EOS 500D 1/13 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 55 mm

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

I like your cat :-)

1 Mar 2010 8:13am

Alexey from Nikopol, Ukraine

Sorry for abit stupid comment, but I can say only one word - Kawaiiii! ^_^

1 Mar 2010 4:55pm

Nilla from Östergötland, Sweden

So interesting! A cat that bring you luck....I´m glad you show us.

1 Mar 2010 5:21pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I have 招き猫. He is gold and a bank. I got him in Chinatown San Francisco. Yeah only semi authentic ;) I love these cats though and this one is darling! Your lighting is so warm here too, very complimentary.

1 Mar 2010 5:41pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/13 second
ISO 1600
55 mm