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Hand Painted Hand Carved
Maneki Neko Lucky Cats
TYBER KATZ © 2000-2011
HandCarved WOODEN Maneki Neko
Limited Edition of 50 ~ 5 3/4" Tall x 3"Wide
Carved from solid pine and handpainted.No two are exactly alike.The wood gives this unique lucky cat a very warm and beautiful glow.
A wonderful addition to any Maneki Neko Collection .Signed & Dated by the artists.
"Meiko" © 2000-2006
Limited Edition of 50
Handcarved Handpainted Lindenwood
Head and Paws. Eleven and 1/2 " Tall.
Completely Poseable. Signed Dated and
numbered by the artists. Dressed in Kimono
with silk slip & obi .Real Whiskers.
HANDPAINTED CAST STONE
Your Choice! Mint Porcelain Maneki Nekos
Rare! Handpainted Leopard
Lucky Buddha Cat
4 1/2" Tall
What is Maneki Neko?
"The Cat of Goutoku Temple"
Around 1650, in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, there was a temple called Goutoku, which was very poor.
The monk who took care of the place, lived there with his beloved cat. One day he told it, "I wish you could
return the favor for my having taken care of you so well." A few days later, the wealthy samurai
Naotaka Ii, Lord of Hikone Castle, and his hunting party ventured into the temple's compound.
He told the monk, "We were walking by when a cat at the front gate beckoned us in with its paw.
May we rest here?" Soon after that, a fierce storm came but Ii and his party were spared from it.
While waiting for the storm to pass, the warrior became impressed with the monk's nobleness and the
cat's spiritual attitude, and decided to be the temple's patron, thus rescuing it from poverty.
Years later, when the cat had died, the monk buried it within the compound. In memorial to his beloved
lost pet, he constructed a stone replica of it. Afterward, rumors spread throughout the surrounding
community that prayers made to the image, actually came true.
Thus, the traditional belief of the maneki neko began.
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***MY MANEKI-NEKO LUCKY CAT PAGE***
Donald Moon's Quintessential Collection of Maneki-Nekos & Info & Links!
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Great Japanese Site for Maneki Nekos
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A Yahoo-based email group devoted to sharing manekineko-collecting information.
New members welcome!
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Asian kitchenware, products, & gifts (including lucky cats).
***NEW ENGLAND BONSAI GARDENS***
The largest bonsai nursery in New England. Bonsai and garden specialists who
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gift items. Here be lucky cats.
Great Maneki Neko Paintings & More
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