Akae Long Arm Maneki Neko

£35.00

Akae Long Arm Maneki Neko with its left arm beckoning.  This cute Maneki Neko seats itself nicely on the red lucky cushion.   Its beckoning with a left paw, calling for more people, business and happiness to come.  

What is Maneki Neko?

The maneki-neko (招き猫, lit. ’beckoning cat’) is a common Japanese figurine which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat, traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail, with a paw raised in a Japanese beckoning gesture. The figurines are often displayed in shops, restaurants, dry cleaners, laundromats, bars, casinos, hotels, nightclubs, and other businesses, generally near the entrance. Some maneki-neko are equipped with a mechanical paw which slowly moves back and forth.

Maneki-neko come in different colors and styles and vary in degrees of detail. Common colors are white, black, red, and gold. Maneki-neko are sometimes referred to simply as “lucky cats”.

Maneki-neko are traditionally depicted seated, holding a Koban coin, with one paw raised in a beckoning gesture. To some, Maneki Neko may look like it is waving to you rather than beckoning.  This is due to the difference in gestures and body language recognized by some Westerners and the Japanese. The Japanese beckoning gesture is made by holding up the hand, palm down, and repeatedly folding the fingers down and back, thus the cat’s appearance. Some maneki-neko made specifically for some Western markets will have the cat’s paw facing upwards, in a beckoning gesture that is more familiar to most Westerners.

Maneki-neko can be found with either the right or left paw raised (and sometimes both). The significance of the right and left raised paw differs with time and place.  A statue with the left paw raised is to get more customers, while the right paw raised is to get more money. Hence it is also said that the one with left paw is for business and the right is for home.

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Description

Akae Long Arm Maneki Neko with its left arm beckoning.  This cute Maneki Neko seats itself nicely on the red lucky cushion.   Its beckoning with a left paw, calling for more people, business and happiness to come.  

What is Maneki Neko?

The maneki-neko (招き猫, lit. ’beckoning cat’) is a common Japanese figurine which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat, traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail, with a paw raised in a Japanese beckoning gesture. The figurines are often displayed in shops, restaurants, dry cleaners, laundromats, bars, casinos, hotels, nightclubs, and other businesses, generally near the entrance. Some maneki-neko are equipped with a mechanical paw which slowly moves back and forth.

Maneki-neko come in different colors and styles and vary in degrees of detail. Common colors are white, black, red, and gold. Maneki-neko are sometimes referred to simply as “lucky cats”.

Maneki-neko are traditionally depicted seated, holding a Koban coin, with one paw raised in a beckoning gesture. To some, Maneki Neko may look like it is waving to you rather than beckoning.  This is due to the difference in gestures and body language recognized by some Westerners and the Japanese. The Japanese beckoning gesture is made by holding up the hand, palm down, and repeatedly folding the fingers down and back, thus the cat’s appearance. Some maneki-neko made specifically for some Western markets will have the cat’s paw facing upwards, in a beckoning gesture that is more familiar to most Westerners.

Maneki-neko can be found with either the right or left paw raised (and sometimes both). The significance of the right and left raised paw differs with time and place.  A statue with the left paw raised is to get more customers, while the right paw raised is to get more money. Hence it is also said that the one with left paw is for business and the right is for home.

The purchased products will be delivered to you within 2-10 working days (Royal Mail Signed for 1st class delivery) if the products are immediately available, and it may take up to 30 days or more if the products are made to order or out of stock.

You will receive email confirmation on your estimated delivery date from us if the products are made to order or out of stock. There are occasionally extended delays on the delivery, in which case, we will notify you as soon as possible.

These are all handmade products and there will be some minor variation in colours and shapes from one to another. It is a part of their charm and I hope you anticipate it to an acceptable extent. In case of any breakage or damage on the product as a result of delivery, please kindly notify us immediately by email with the photo of broken/damaged product attached. We will replace them with a new product if the breakage and damage have been caused by our delivery.

The products should be returned within 14 days from the purchase in the exactly same condition as original and, in that case, the full price of the product will be refunded. The initial and returning delivery fees of returned products are payable by the customer and House of Sake cannot bear the cost of the initial and returning deliveries.

Refunds will be made immediately once the returning products are received by House of Sake in appropriate condition.

International Delivery

Since the United Kingdom has left the EU please note that any duty and tax are now payable by the customer when the goods are processed at the destination country and this now includes EU countries. House of Sake cannot be responsible for such payments. If an order is returned to us because any customs payments have not been made House of Sake will not issue any refunds to the customer concerned.

Please note that the Royal Mail postage methods have different compensation attached to them. If you have chosen the postage with much lower compensation total than your entire order, House of Sake can only issue a refund equal to the total of the compensation stated by Royal Mail.

1) 1st Class Signed For and 2nd Class Signed For have compensation of £50

2) Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm has compensation of £500***

3) Royal Mail Tracked 24, 48 with/without signature have compensation of £100

***if your order value is more than £500, and you have chosen Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm, we may need to contact you for alternate posting methods with additional cost.

WEIGHT : 190g

DIMENSIONS : 13cm in height

  • Please avoid rough handling of the product as it may cause cracks.
  • Please avoid the dish washer and microwave.
  • Please avoid direct flame.
  • Gently wash them with light soapy water soon after use and pad dry them gently.
  • Please do not leave them with other used cups or dishes in the water as it may cause stains.
  • Please do not use scrubbing brushes, scouring powders.