Seto Ware Maneki-neko Sometsuke Cat

Porcelain beckoning cat talisman

Maneki-neko beckoning cat figurines started in the Edo period (1600-1868) as talismans for bringing customers to businesses and it is a belief still held by many Japanese: walk around the commercial street of any Japanese town and you will see them with their paw raised, trying to lure you in a restaurant, bar, or other shop. The Seto Ware Maneki-neko Sometsuke Cat is one such figurine, but definitely a cut above the rest!

Made by a combination of Seto-yaki pottery, one of Japan's oldest ceramic traditions and with a finish in the sometsuke blue-color style that is used for fine porcelain, the Seto Ware Maneki-neko Sometsuke Cat is an amazing decorative ornament for appreciating Japanese culture and crafts. It is 14.5 x 7 x 8.5 cm (5.7 x 2.8 x 3.3"), weighs 230 g (8.1 oz), and available in two versions: the classic left-paw cat supposed to bring customers to your business, and the right-paw feline believed to bring wealth and good fortune.

Specs and Features:

  • Options: left hand, right hand
  • Handmade in the traditional Seto-yaki pottery style from Aichi Prefecture using the sometsuke decorative technique
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 7 x 8.5 cm (5.7 x 2.8 x 3.3")
  • Weight: 230 g (8.1 oz)
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US$ 98
(Option prices include additional shipping costs if applicable)