Fortune Cat

The story behind the fortune cat is an ancient one. It is said that in the year 857 AD in Japan, a cat belonging to a nobleman in Heian-kyo (now known as Kyoto) saved the life of the man’s child by driving away a snake that was coiled around the baby’s crib. Word of this brave act soon reached the Emperor, who ordered a statue of the cat to be made and placed in a shrine near the palace. Thus began the worship of cats in Japan.

The maneki-neko (招き猫) is a common Japanese figurine which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. They are typically viewed as a symbol of fortuitous omens, bringing good luck to the owner. Originally brought into Japan by Chinese immigrants, they are also very popular with tourists.

At Eileen Town, we have a wide varieties of Fortune cat figurines in Singapore. Suitable for business opening, best wishes or even to bring luck to your own house.

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