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Japanese cat

The popularity of the attractive cat, as the name of this Japanese figurine is translated, began at the end of the XNUMXth century. Theories explaining the cat phenomenon as bringing good luck and wealth to the talisman show that the raised paw of the figurine is similar to the gesture that a cat makes when washing. In Japan, the purr of a janitor is a harbinger of visitors - similar to maneki-neko, designed to attract customers to shops and restaurants, thereby ensuring the financial well-being of their owners.