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No. 2.5 Maneki Neko,​ Yellow

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Since ancient times, cats are thought to have unusual spiritual powers. The Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) has its front paw raised to its head, creating a gesture that looks like it is beckoning people, and so it has become a symbol of business prosperity.
It is said to bring a succession of visitors and luck with money, and so is placed out the front of a store in the hope of bringing business prosperity. Also, it is considered to be a talisman for good luck and preventing illness.
There are various shapes of Maneki Neko. However, ones with their left hand raised are said to bring customers, while ones with their right hand raised are said to bring money. Stores buy them at new year and place them out front. Just like daruma and fukusuke dolls, they select one that is bigger than the one from the previous year.

This Kutani-yaki ornament is created using gorgeous colorful colors such as the Kutani five colors, gold, silver, etc., together with advanced painting techniques, enhancing the value of this good luck charm. Whether used as an ornament, or given as a gift or souvenir, this is sure to cause great pleasure.
A feature of this Kutani-yaki ornament (made of porcelain) is that it can be enjoyed for many years. Unlike tableware, there is hardly any deterioration due to usage. If you take care of it properly, it can beautifully decorate a room for a long time.
Thanks to this, this is perfect for a variety of purposes such as as a celebration gift for opening a store, a wedding, starting a business, giving birth, a housewarming, or as a thank you gift.
●Materials: porcelain
●Size (approx.): Length 6cm x Width 5.5cm x Height 7.5cm
●Weight (item only): approx. 80g
●Weight (including packaging material): approx. 110g
●Made in Ishikawa Prefecture
●Brand Name: Kutani-yaki
[Handling Precautions]
*Decorative plates,​ ornaments,​ porcelain tiles etc: In places with bad stability,​ safely take proper care when setting and take measures to prevent falling.
*When storing,​ lightly wipe dry with a soft cloth to remove dirt and carefully store,​ especially for ornaments that use gold and silver.
*The bases of Kutani ware items are not coated with glaze. Minimal polishing has been performed but scratches may occur in places that come into direct contact with it. Take care when using on soft or easily damaged surfaces such as alcoves ("Toko-no-ma"),​ flower tables,​ shelves,​ tables and lacquer-finished surfaces,​ and be sure to lay something underneath.
*Vases,​ decorative plates,​ ornaments,​ porcelain tiles and other decorative items: In respects to aesthetics,​ finely colored decorative paint may be used. Refrain from using as tableware.
*For vases,​ especially ceramics (pottery): Should sealing treatment be insufficient,​ water may ooze out on rare occasions. Should water leaking occur,​ please contact the customer center.
*Using abrasive sponges,​ nylon or metallic scourers,​ cleansers etc may cause the gold,​ silver,​ paint or adhesive to peel off and damage the surface,​ so refrain from using.
*Do not use for anything other than its intended purpose.
[Other]
*As each item is hand-made one-by-one,​ the color,​ pattern & shape may differ slightly from the photos.
*Should there be no stock,​ item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item,​ delivery may be delayed. Please contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
Item No.  W12480
 






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