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The Maneki Neko - also known as a lucky cat - is a popular Japanese lucky charm in the shape of a seated cat. The Maneki Neko is also very popular in China and Thailand, and is situated either in the entrance or in the center of the apartment. There, she brings the owner happiness, contentment and a healthy life, or money and riches. In stores the lucky beckoning cat is attracted by the raised paw customers and so bring money.
The gesture of good luck cat plays an important role: the raised left paw brings happiness and satisfaction, the right paw money and wealth.