There are a lot o adorable cat ornaments in the world, but few are feng shui tools for your home and business.
This Cody Foster design is called Beckoning Cat with Fish, which is the translation of the Japanese name Maneki Neko cat. Each ornament has been painted and detailed with glitter by hand.
When a Lucky Cat wears a gold bell, it brings good fortune. When it is on a red collar, it also brings good health.
The most popular legend of the Maneki Neko cat is about a priest whose job it was to care for the Gotokuji Temple in Tokyo. Like many priests, he was poor, but he would still share his meals with the cat that inhabited the Temple.
As the story goes, a Samurai was resting under a tree near the temple and spotted the Temple cat beckoning him in. The Samurai got up from the tree just before it was struck down by lightning. Had the cat not invited the Samurai in, the man would have been crushed by the falling tree or electrocuted by the lightning.
Since the Temple's cat had spared his life, the Samurai in turn gave a large financial gift to the Temple. Apparently the Samurai was a rich Samurai. Later, when the cat passed away, a special ceremony was held in its honor and the cat was immortalized with the title, The Lucky Cat.
3.52 inches high by 2 inches wide by 1.7 inches deep. Lightweight. Hangs with attached 3 inch long jute loop.
A Maneki Neko cat ornament is more than decoration, it is also a feng shui object and when the cat's left paw is raised, it is considered very good feng shui for drawing customers into a business establishment.
Product code 132.