The maneki-neko (Japanese: literally “beckoning cat”) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in – often at the entrance of – houses, shops, restaurants, parlors, and other businesses. A belief arose that a figure of a cat washing its face would bring in customers. In his “Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang”, China’s Tang Dynasty author Duan Chengshi (803-863) wrote: “If a cat raises its paw over the ears and washes its face, then patrons will come”. These five wealth cats inscribed with auspicious connotations brings five types of blessings:
- Great Fortune in Sales and Business (Wang Fu)
- Health and Longevity (Wulou)
- Safety and No Mishap (Ping Ann)
- Smooth Success (Dar Chi)
- Wealth and Riches (Chao Chye)
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What the Wealth Cat symbolizes?
Also known as beckoning cat, he has long been loved by people as a symbol of good luck and are believed to attract customers into shops.
Beckoning cat originated from Gotokuji temple, located in a calm residential area of Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. In fact, there is a small shrine dedicated to the worship of the beckoning cat in this temple.
It is said that the beckoning cat originated from the story in the 16th century about a priest’s beloved cat which had brought a lot of good fortune to the Gotokuji temple.
Naotaka (a feudal lord of Hikone) passed by Gotokuji temple one day on his way home from hunting with a falcon and saw a cat beckoning him into the temple. At the cat’s apparent invitation, Naotaka and his party stopped in the temple for a break. As soon as they had entered the temple, the blue sky turned dark and a huge thunderstorm appeared out of nowhere. Naotaka was pleased with the good luck in having avoided the storm and had since then revived and patronized Gotokuji temple.
The story about cats bringing good fortune had spread across Japan and a figurine in the shape of a sitting cat with its paw raised upward can be found in every shop throughout the nation today. In recent years, it had also spread widely to other asian community in US, Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
Present day visitors to Gotokuji temple can visit Shofukukannondo, a small building devoted to the beckoning cat that reputedly brought the temple good fortune. Japanese people visit the shrine to pray for good health, prosperity of businesses and to seek fulfillment of their wishes.
The Wealth Cat is essential for business success and must be carefully placed in important areas to create abundance and protect your wealth from being loss. The Wealth Cats are best placed in the following areas:
- Display the Wealth Cats in your living or family rooms, business premises and offices, especially in southeast corner (wealth corner) to activate and enhance your wealth luck.
- Display the Wealth Cats facing your entrance so that you can see him as you enter to invite wealth and multiple fortune luck into your homes at chi entry points. They will help transform all forms of chi to become prosperity chi.
- Display the Wealth Cats in your office and shops to ring in more sales and achieve more monetary gains and successes.
- Display the Wealth Cats in the Northwest sector to activate your financial support luck for money finding opportunities.
- They are a must for merchants and for those doing any kind of business seeking for success. The symbols send vibes to our minds to remind us of money seeking opportunities.