The image of maneki-neko, the beckoning cat with its one paw in the air, is one of the first sights you see from the moment you set foot in Japan. The hero of a folk tale, this cat now appears as an ornament trying to lure customers to a shop and is regarded as a symbol of good luck. Given its national fame, it's perhaps no wonder that the Japanese Olympic Committee decided to include it as part of the official merchandising for the 2020 Tokyo Games. The result is this Tokyo 2020 Olympics Maneki-neko Beckoning Cat Toy. Made of polyester and sporting the five colors of the Games, the Olympics-themed maneki-neko is at the same time a children's plush toy and a unique souvenir commemorating Japan's second Summer Olympics. On the front, instead of the usual gold ryo rectangular coin (the cat is a talisman for business after all!), the feline has the official logo of the 2020 Games, the five Olympic rings, and the words "TOKYO 2020," so everyone immediately knows where this cat is beckoning you to!
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