This cat-shaped statuette called Manekineko attracts the eye with its red and white colors. Those colors are synonym of happiness and celebration.
It is perfect as a gift, for an anniversary or a marriage for example.
The Imado shrine in Asakusa is believed to be the birthplace of the Manekineko statue. It is said that, a long time ago, an old lady had to part with her cat because she was too poor to take care of it. The next day of the separation, the cat appeared in her dream, asking her to make cat statuettes to re-comfort his soul from having been abandoned. And so the old lady did her best. The statuettes became so popular that she was able to get out of poverty with the sales. This manekineko will bring you good fortune.