October 2020

What The Red Cat in Japanese Stores? Maneki-Neko

What is Maneki-Neko? There are several tales regarding the origin of Maneki-Neko (招き猫尾). Some believe that Maneki-Neko originated as a Chinese money cat, or that it came from Osaka or Edo. Some slushy stories also existed, "Once, a cat slashed a woman in kimono and got beheaded" or "A hungry cat was fed and the […]

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