English Ver.

まねき猫

Maneki-Neko (Beckoning Cat)

There is a cat figurine called the “Maneki-Neko” (Beckoning Cat) that is placed in many stores in Japan as a lucky charm to increase prosperity of their business. It invites in customers by waving one hand. There are various colors that can be on the Beckoning Cat. Each color has its own meaning.

White : Brings happiness, Drives away evil spirits
Black : Wards off evil spirits
Red : State of perfect health, Protects children from disease, Increased luck in marriage and family
Blue : Academic achievement, Recovery from illness
Green : Safety for family, Road safety, Success in test
Yellow : Success in love, Luck in money
Purple : Overall improvement in luck
Gold : Luck in Money
Pink : Luck in Love

日本には「招き猫」という猫の置物があり、
商売繁盛を願って商店に置いてあることが多いです。

片手を振ってお客さんを招く猫なのです。
色によっていろいろな意味があります。
*白 福を招く、悪霊退散
*黒 魔除け
*赤 無病息災、子供を病から守る、結婚、家庭運向上
*青 学業向上、病気回復
*緑 家内安全、交通安全、受験合格
*黄 縁結び、金運アップ
*紫 全体運向上
*金 金運アップ
*ピンク 恋愛運向上

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