Spring nekos!

29 Mar

After a long winter, the cherry blossoms are finally blooming! People in Japan will be enjoying hanami (cherry blossom viewing) parties under the blossoms, while on the west coast of Canada, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival has begun. Perfect time to share these spring-themed Maneki Neko, which seem to be beckoning the positive energy of cherry blossom season:

(Maneki Neko charm with cherry blossom)

(hand-painted paper-mache Maneki Neko purchased at a shop in Nagoya)

[Note: more Lucky Cat photos are posted regularly on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LuckyCat.ManekiNeko]

5 Responses to “Spring nekos!”

  1. Linda June 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Where could I buy the Maneki Neko charm with cherry blossom?

    • Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko June 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

      I bought it in Japan about 5 years ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still available for sale or where you could find it now (sorry). I’ve seen several Maneki Neko charms on Ebay (not exactly like the one with the cherry blossom, but you could check there).

  2. apacheblue99 January 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Mine is different than any other I have found on the web. It is painter with raised swirls in many colors and has mirrored dots and mirrored eyes. Wish I could post a pic. Maybe you could give me some answers.one also has a limited edition number on the bottom. It is beautiful.

  3. apacheblue99 January 30, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on Windows Live space and commented:
    These are Wonderful. But some of the look cartoonish, while one like mine are truly something beautiful and unique. Mine is a limited edition with numbered sticker on bottom. Never knew there were so many.

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