This cat-shaped statuette called manekineko carries a collection of good fortune symbols: rice bales, a Daruma statue, a mallet and a Sea Bream
It will sit perfectly at the entrance of your house of your shop to bring good luck.
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.