Maneki Neko (Japanese Lucky Cat) Peony by nekineko

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Maneki Neko (Japanese Lucky Cat) Peony by 


This is my second version of maneki neko, modelled this time on my dear Peony, a Japanese bobtail and niece and companion of Lotus, who inspired the first version. (There’s a photo of Peony here.) The raised right paw is said to beckon in money (whereas the left beckons in customers). Here maneki neko is wearing a bib in the style of one I bought at Zojoji Shrine in Tokyo. The bibs are intended for the small statues of the god Jizo, of which there are several brightly decorated rows at Zojoji, but you can also see them around the necks of maneki neko. This one has the traditional hemp leaf pattern. Maneki neko’s accessories are a lantern with the kanji for ‘luck’ and an origami crane representing peace. The characters on the right read ‘maneki neko’.

For other items with this design, please visit my Zazzle store.

Comments

  • Studio Momo ╰༼ ಠ益ಠ ༽
    Studio Momo ╰༼...about 5 years ago

    cute

  • mikoto
    mikotoabout 5 years ago

    love it, very stylish

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaabout 5 years ago

    I love it ..it looks like her hair is parted and it is so cutr and lucky is always good….come join us in the Paws n Claws group would love to have you there

  • Susanne, thank you for your kind words and for the invitation to join Paws n Claws; the thought crossed my mind when I saw it mentioned on your page.

    The real Peony looks the same, i.e. as if she has a part in her hair. I have photos of her elsewhere on my RedBubble pages.

    – nekineko

  • nekineko
    nekinekoabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for your kindness, everyone.

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