Legends swirl around the maneki neko, or lucky cat, a symbol of good luck in Asian culture. You'll often find maneki nekos placed in storefronts or the doorway of a home, with one paw raised to welcome good fortune and prosperity in. This adorable maneko neko charm is miniature in size, so you can carry good luck wherever you go. Place it as a decoration on your rear-view mirror, purse handle, cell phone, or other carry on.
According to one legend, a cat once saved a wealthy lord from being struck by lighting, beckoning the lord into the doorway of a temple seconds before lighting could have struck him. From then on, the lord ensured that the temple would be prosperous, and the story of the lucky cat was born. Other variations of the maneko neki legend are known, but regardless of which you believe in, the lucky maneki neko charm is meant to welcome good fortune, so that you or a loved one will be the bearer of success.
This cell phone charm comes with a yellow and orange cloth ribbon and decorative pink bead. The white lucky cat greets you happily from inside a smooth, round plastic bubble. It holds a golden coin in its left paw, as a symbol of the good fortune that's soon to you're your way! Beside it, a yellow stand with red characters sends happy omens. Comes as-is in mailing envelope. Made in Japan. (Discontinued, 2 available)
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