Lucky Cat, Hardback Book


Its beckoning paw has a cult fanbase, but the lucky cat is more than just a cute ornament.

The iconic creature is a symbol of good fortune and used as a powerful lucky charm in shops and homes across Japan, China and beyond. The lucky cat (or maneki neko in Japanese) has a long history dating back to the 17th century that's packed with fascinating folklore, serious symbolism and countless contemporary cat spin-offs.

Its paw, bib, coin, collar and colours all have meaning. Did you know a pink cat will bring you luck in love, while a gold cat is all about wealth? Or that a left-pawed cat is used by businesses to attract customers, while a cat with a beckoning right paw is found in homes as talisman?

Dive into this adorable book to find out all you need to know about the beautiful lucky cat.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages, Full colour photography throughout
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology: customs & traditions
  • ISBN: 9781787131743



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