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The Maneki Neko literally "Beckoning Cat" is also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat or Fortune Cat. They are common Japanese decorations, made of porcelain or ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat usually a Japanese Bobtail beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed at the entrance of shops, restaurants and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric and have a slow moving paw beckoning. In the design of the sculptures, a raised right paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised left paw attracts customers.
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