I’m sure you’ve seen one of them at one time or another — the ceramic cat with the raised paw on display in many business establishments. The symbol is found in both Chinese and Japanese cultures. Some say that when the cat’s left paw is raised, it is an invitation for customers to come in. A raised right paw attracts money and good fortune.
Now, I’m not a superstitious person but I’m wondering if a real-life Maneki Neko is more effective than ceramic ones.
The luck is non-transferable. Any person other than the owner who uses the photos of the real-life Maneki Neko will lose all his money within a year.