108 is the all-time top AUSPICIOUS NUMBER in Buddhism, Hinduism and Feng Shui. There are 108 white money cats and one gold one to represent the 109th crystal or coral on a Monk’s mala (the string of beads used to count mantras).
Those money cats aren’t waving hello as you walk in to order some noodles – money cat is reaching up and drawing down CHI for good luck, health, success and MONEY. They are placed near telephones to attract luck in business and friendships.
Little tiny money cats are placed high in a room to bring good fortune, according to Feng Shui.
This one is Maneki Neko, the traditional Japanese version.