Maneki-neko (Beckoning cat) is often seen at Japanese restaurants and stores.
It’s a lucky cat which brings customers or money depends on which hand it raising.
It is said that right handed one brings money, and left handed one brings customers.
Besides the traditional Maneki-neko, there are colored ones for special luck, such as gold for money luck and pink for love and relationship.
Maneki-neko was born in Tokyo about or over 200 yeas ago.
It must be the only cat that has been loved and popular for such long time in the world.
Evidently, Hello Kitty is following that (^_^)
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