The story behind the Maneki Neko

Meet Maneki Neko, the Japanese feline lucky charm

A stoic or jovial-looking cat trinket invites you into a shop or eatery. That’s the Maneki Neko, arguably the world’s most famous cat. This cute little puss seems to be everywhere. Maneki-Neko designs can be found on piggy banks, socks, curtains, and in popular culture. But why do people find this statue so interesting, and … Read more