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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble COLLAR1 / COLLAR2

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MANEKI NEKO (Lucky cat)


Beckoning people
The Maneki-neko, or "beckoning cat", is a widely recognizable figure,
beloved in Japan as a lucky cat that beckons good fortune. Most people in
Japan use similar gestures to beckon someone over, by waving their hands
up and down with their palms facing down.
There are various theories about the origin of the Maneki-neko and, even
today, no one is certain as to which explanation is the correct one. The
Maneki-neko is believed to have originated towards the end of the Edo
Period (1603-1867) and eventually developed into the decorative
ornament it is today. Folklore has it that the raised paw of the Maneki-neko
has meaning. The raised left paw is believed to attract "people
(customers)", and the figurines can be seen displayed in many shops with
the hope of achieving a "thriving business".
Many of the older varieties of Maneki-neko have their left paw raised, and
most of these are seen with a gold bell on the collar or with a small gold
coin, called a "koban", on the collar. Written on the koban are the words
"Fuku" (good fortune) and "Fukuju" (good fortune and longevity).
Perhaps the idea that beckoning many people draws good fortune was
eventually reflected on the words on the koban.

COLLAR 1
HEAD
HEAD
COLLAR2

(Right)
SIDE OF THE
BELLY

COLLAR 2

HEAD HEAD
LAR1
COL

(Left)
SIDE OF THE BELLY
MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble HEAD (Front) / EYES / MUZZLE
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HEAD (Front) CO EYES


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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble HEAD (Back)
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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble EAR (Right) / EAR (Left) / KOBAN (JAPANESE GOLD COIN)
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EAR (Right) t) EAR (Left)


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KOBAN

KAIUN KOBAN SHOFUKU KOBAN PLAIN KOBAN


(GOOD LUCK COIN) (FORTUNE COIN) (PLAIN COIN)

If you want to make a wish,


write it here and glue it onto the cat!

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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble ARM (Left) 1 / ARM (Left) 2
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ARM (Left) 1 ARM (Left) 2

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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble BELLY / SHOULDER (Right) / KOBAN (JAPANESE GOLD COIN)
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FUKUJU KOBAN
(GOOD FORTUNE AND LONGEVITY COIN)
SHOULDER KOBAN
(Right)

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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble SIDE OF THE BELLY (Right)
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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble SIDE OF THE BELLY (Left)
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SIDE OF THE BELLY (Left)


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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble BACK
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BACK

SIDE OF THE BELLY (Right)


SIDE OF THE BELLY(Left)

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MANEKI NEKO (Beckoning people / Raising the left hand) : Parts to assemble FEET
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BELLY

BELLY