Japanese lucky cat figures of Kutani porcelain

Traditional ceramic in Ishikawa for Maneki-neko cat

No. 8 oval lucky cat gold tortoiseshell [ Kutani ]

There are many lucky items also in Japan. The people have loved traditional Maneki-neko, waving good luck cat, as an ornament in a store or room.

 

The waving forepaw means that it bring in fortune or money. We can buy figures of a lucky cat made of plastic at a low price, nevertheless ceramic is most popular (it would give more blessing).

 

The traditional craft of Ishikawa Prefecture Kutani ware is a pottery which has more than 340 years history. 

 

The ceramic has various style of coloring and the elegant painting. The high-quality and beautiful Maneki-neko porcelain would bring you more fortune or money. Of course, the cute cats are really suitable for an ornament!

 



Feeling tempted to collect! Kutani porcelain lucky cats

Actually, there are a lot of different kinds of a beckoning cat. Each color and pose have the meaning (some cats don’t even wave the forepaws!). You might as well to collect your favorite style or various colors. Because Kutani-yaki has various kinds of Maneki-neko. 

 

 

 

Colors

A color of a general lucky cat is white. That is traditional. But it took in the element of Chinese Feng Shu and many colors. 

 

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White

The blessing of the white cat is most popular, overall “good luck”. The first Maneki-neko for a room, isn’t it?

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Right Hand Lucky Cat Kutani Ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Both hands Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Right hand Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

Black

The blessing of the black cat is “protecting from evil” and “well‐being of a family”. The black cat rather a guardian than an unlucky symbol in Japan. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Black mori. With paper box. ktn-K5-1591

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Right Hand Lucky Black Cat Kutani Ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 8 oval beckoning cat black Sheng [ Kutani ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow

The blessing of the yellow cats is “luck with money” and “prosperity”. Yellow means soil and it brings money and prosperity.

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Yellow mori and coin. With paper box. ktn-K5-1592

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Yellow Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Yellow mori. With paper box. ktn-K5-1601

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

The blessing of the red cat is “good health” and “longevity”. The origin is that it was said the god of smallpox hated the color.

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Right Hand Lucky Cat Mori Kutani Ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Mori. With paper box. ktn-K5-1558

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink

The blessing of the pink cat is “success of love”. The color would express romance everywhere.

 

 

Japanese drawn Ceramic Porcelain kutani ware. Fortune cat. Lucky cat. Beckoning cat. Pink." Japanese ceramic Hagiyakiya 1401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Right Hand Lucky Pink Cat Kutani Ceramic by Kutani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poses

You would notice the cats put either of their paws up, right or left. There are the meanings. And there are Maneki-neko figures without waving the paw. They are also popular in these days.

 

Left paw

A lucky cat putting up its left paw brings in “people”. Customers or friends, anyway when you hope to have more connecting with others. 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Fukusuke Montsukihakama. With paper box. ktn-K5-1585

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese drawn Ceramic Porcelain kutani ware. Fortune cat. Lucky cat. Beckoning cat. Tortoiseshell." Japanese ceramic Hagiyakiya 1419

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Mori. With paper box. ktn-K5-1602

 

 

 

 

 

Right paw

A lucky cat putting up its right paw brings in “money”. So the yellow cat porcelain is perfect to become rich?

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Flowers. With paper box. ktn-K5-1593

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Lucky charm ornament. Beckoning cat. Golden leaves. With paper box. ktn-K5-1588

 

 

 

 

 

Kutani No. 6 gavel raised oval beckoning cat , tortoiseshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both paws

If you’re going to hope, don’t you hope both of money and people come around? Yes, here is the beckoning cat with both paws or two lucky cats.

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Both hands Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Both hands Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Both hands Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese drawn Ceramic Porcelain kutani ware. Fortune cat. Lucky cat. Beckoning cat. Tortoiseshell." Japanese ceramic Hagiyakiya 1417

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese pair Maneki Neko Lucky cats Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping

Does sleeping cat is useful for something? No. But that’s not what this Maneki-neko means. The hope of the lucky cat is enough peace a cat can sleep in relief. 

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Sleeping Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handstanding

The bless of handstanding cat is “overcoming a difficulty”. Whatever a cat have a posture, it can make a good landing.

 

 

Japanese Maneki Neko Handstand Lucky cat Kutani ceramic

 

 

 

 

 

 




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