Language and Humor

Animation: Maneki Neko Statue
アニメーション:招き猫像

Get good luck from a lucky cat (even from this bad kitty). (16 seconds; 75.8 KB)

招き猫から福を引いてあげます。(この悪い猫からも。)(16秒・75、8KB)

[IMAGE: maneki neko statue animated GIF]

You receive good luck, wealth, etc. depending on the beckoning cat’s color. This lucky white, tortoise-shell tabby (calico) holds an old koban coin worth senman ryou (10 million ryou). A cat with its paw up as it cleans its leg looks like the Japanese palm-down beckoning (maneki) gesture (palm up is only for beckoning animals).

福や豊富などを引いてあげます、色によって。この白い亀甲猫は「千万両」価値の小判(硬貨)を持っています。猫のあしを上がりながら嘗め洗うときは手の平下向きの招き身振りに似ています(上向きは動物だけを招く)。