Tuesday, 27 July 2021

beckoning cat

My Modern Met gives us an overview of the fascinating history and iconography of the maneki-neko (ๆ‹›ใ็Œซ), the greeting figurine meant to attract customers and good luck that first became commonplace during the Edo era, typically featured clutching an oval gold coin from that period and the phrase multiplying it ten million times. Traditionally depicted only in white, Feng Shui theory introduced further colours with red invoking protection from illness and blue a charm for success in education. Learn more at the link above.