After a long holiday from February 15th to 21st. Today Chinese New Year Day 7 is our company start working day at 11am and also everyone special day, hereby I wish everyone Happy Birthday. 1st day working day received an angpow, 1 packet of rice & 1 mandarin orange from my boss. The rice packaging is so cute with a word "Touching", she bought from Sekinchan with a packet of 6 small packets in RM 15 and suitable as a gift for everyone.
I took a photo of my stuff with other Chinese New Year decoration at the reception. Here I wish everyone
. Happy Chinese New Year
. May your wealth [gold and jade] come to fill a hall
. May you realize your ambitions
. Greet the New Year and encounter happiness
. May all your wishes be fulfilled
. May your happiness be without limit
. May you hear [in a letter] that all is well
. May a small investment bring ten-thousandfold profits
. May your happiness and longevity be complete
. When wealth is acquired, precious objects follow
Monday we went Grand Treasure Shop located at Lot LG211A 1Utama Shopping Centre No 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama 47810 Petaling Jaya. The seller sells varities of Fortune Cats, Daruma Doll, God of Wealth etc. We bought a 2 fortune cats at RM 110 & RM 78 & 2 Daruma Doll at RM 60.
What Does Fortune Cat means ?
Fortune Cat name as the Maneki-Neko is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.
What Maneki Neko means?
Fortune Cat is known as Maneki Neko in Japanese, which means “beckoning cat.” The cat raised its paw as if it’s waving in good fortune for its owners.
The Legends Behind This Lucky Cat
Lucky Cats first appeared during the Edo period in Japan (17th century to mid-19th century).
A wealthy man who took shelter from a rainstorm under a tree next to a temple. He noticed a cat that seemed to be beckoning to him, so he followed it into the temple. A while, lightning struck the tree he had been standing under. the man was so grateful because the cat saved his life, he became a donor of the temple and brought it much prosperity. When he passed away, a statue of the cat was made in is honor.
A geisha had a pet cat. One day, the cat tugging at her kimono and the geisha's brother thought the cat was possessed and sliced off its head with a sword. The flying cat head landed on a snake and the fangs killed the snake and saved the woman. The geisha was so unhappy on her cat's death and one of her customer made a statue of the cat to cheer her up.
The Significance of the Maneki Neko’s Raised Paw
Left paw is to attract customer, right paw is to invites good fortune and money. Two paws up can also represent protection.
The Symbolism Behind This Lucky Cat’s Colors
. Calico: Traditional color combination, considered to be the luckiest
. White: Happiness, purity, and positive things to come
. Gold: Wealth and prosperity
. Black: Wards off evil spirits
. Red: Success in love and relationships
. Green: Good health
The Meaning Behind What the Maneki Neko Is Wearing and Holding
Maneki Neko is a finely dressed cat usually with a bib, collar and bell. A bell was tied to the collar so that owners could keep track of their cats.
Fortune Cat figurines often holding other things in their paws. These include:
. A koban worth one ryo: This is a Japanese coin from the Edo period; a ryo was considered to be quite the fortune back then.
. The magic money mallet: A small hammer represents wealth.
. A fish, most likely a carp: The fish is symbolic of abundance and good fortune.
. A marble or gem: Believe it’s a crystal ball and represents wisdom.
星期一我们到一家店名称Grand Treasure Shop位置位于Lot LG211A 1Utama Shopping Centre No 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama 47810 Petaling Jaya. 卖家卖了各种各样地招财猫，達磨,财神爷等等。我们买了2个招财猫价格RM10和RM78与2两个达摩价格RM60.
I took some shots with my preferred figurines.
Big Mouth Fortune Cat
God of Wealth
God of Wealth
This is our (@r3aperz) Maneki-Neko invites Good Fortune & Money, elegant person & health. My Maneki-Neko was placed in my room on top a rack, was recommended by the seller to insert 7 pcs of new 50 cents coins. Hopefully she will bring us good luck in year 2018.