Maneki-neko are said to have become widespread in the late Edo period as lucky charms that bring happiness and prosperity in business. It is said that the right paw of maneki-neko beckons “money”, and the left paw beckons “people”, and that the higher the maneki-neko’s paws are relative to its ears, the further away it can beckon. The coloring of its body can also have various different meanings. This maneki-neko in this piece is an orthodox calico patterned cat, which is said to bring great fortune. This maneki-neko created with wood is sure to bring a lot of happiness to its owner.