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Lucky Cat enamel pin - Maneki Neko lapel pin - lucky charm badge

No one can quite agree as to how the first Maneki Neko came to be. However, most will agree that Lucky Cats first appeared during the Edo period in Japan (17th century to mid-19th century).

🐱 The kanji on the coin is quite common on Japanese Maneki Neko coins (the coin is called a koban). It reads “sen man ryo”, which means 1,000 X 10,000 ryo. So that is 10,000,000 ryo. A ryo is the name of a gold coin that was used in Japan in the Edo period, and 10,000,000 of them was a huge fortune at that time.

🐱 What Maneki Neko Means
A Maneki Neko, aka a Lucky Cat or Fortune Cat in Japanese, which means “beckoning cat.” The cat has its paw raised as if it’s waving in good fortune for its owners. Other common monikers include Lucky Cat, Money Cat, Waving Cat and Welcoming Cat.

🐱 The Significance of the Raised Maneki Neko Paw
There’s actually a meaning behind which paw the Maneki Neko cat is holding up. If it’s the left paw, this is supposed to attract customers. If the right paw is raised, this invites good fortune and money. They both sound pretty good to me, which is why sometimes you can find a Fortune Cat with both of its paws in the air. Two paws up can also represent protection.

🐱The Symbolism Behind the Maneki Neko Colors
Calico: Traditional ( white + black + orange ) combination, considered to be the luckiest beckoning general good luck, wealth, prosperity)
Gold: Wealth and prosperity
Black: Wards off evil spirits

🐱 The Meaning Behind What the Maneki Neko Is Wearing and Holding
Maneki Neko is a finely dressed cat usually adorned with a bib, collar and bell. In the Edo period, it was common for wealthy people to dress their pet cats this way; a bell was tied to the collar so that owners could keep track of their cats’ whereabouts.


🐱 30,4 mm ( 1.2" wide )
🐱 Soft enamel pin
🐱 Black metal
🐱 Backstamp
🐱 Ships as a single pin on card
🐱 Packaged inside a protective cello sleeve
🐱 Design by Leon Römer


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- My enamel pins are NOT shipped with track and trace!!! But you can select this on check out if you like.


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