…that the Lucky Cats have got different meanings?
Lucky Cats are called “Maneki Neko” in Japan and it means “beckoning cat”.
They beckon for example for money, good fortune, long life or health.
The higher the paw of the cat, the higher the fortune.
Right-handed cats beckon for wealth or health, left-handed cats for more people or customers.(well, I think the result is the same xD )
This Lucky Cat from ACWW is holding a gold coin saying “千万両 Sen man ryo – 10.000.000 Ryo (ryo is a old Japanese monetary unit)”. The white cat with black and orange patches are the most popular Maneki Neko’s in Japan and stands for wealth and good fortune.
The Lucky Black Cat is holding the same coin and beckons for good health, too – but the black colour shall even keep away evil spirits.
The Left Lucky Cat invites people into your house or shop and his coin says: “開運 Kai un – Better fortune”
The Lucky Gold Cat beckons also kai-un and its colour stands for money and wealth. It’s the biggest lucky cat in ACWW, it’s the only one which you can’t put it on the table… 😆
This is my personal Maneki Neko, it can be used as a piggy bank. I like this one very much, my Japanese Aunt has given me that as a present 🙂 .