Greet the New Year with this lucky Japanese bobcat porcelain coin bank. The white cat has both of its tabby streaked paws raised inviting customers, wealth and business to its owners life. The white figurine is known as the beckoning cat and is covered with symbols of good fortune, good luck and longevity and its ears and paws are accented with red lacquer.
As many representations of Maneki Neko, a red collar accented with a gold bell wraps around the cat's neck. This tradition became popular in Japan centuries ago when people began attaching bells around their housecat's necks to keep tabs on them. Gold characters for prosperity and good fortune underneath each arm will help your coin collection grow.
The front of the cat is centered with a red and green koi fish jumping out of blue water and is decorated with purple plum blossoms for courage. There are also bunches of purple grapes painted onto the cat, which are said to have been harvested in Asian before any other part of the world. Metallic gold brush strokes accent the figurine and represent wealth.
The back of the cat's body is decorated with a green turtle and white, red and black abstract crane that both symbolize longevity. A wide slit provides the perfect way to save your change and beneath the slot is a red, black and gold beckoning cat. The plum blossom in the top left corner matches the flowers on the front of the cat.
The round cat comes with a red pillow that is stitched with yellow string. Perfect as a gift to help teach children the importance of saving or for you to display all the great symbols that cover this beautiful and unique idol. Made in Japan. Ships in a paper gift box.
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