Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Maneki Neko Charts


The Japanese have a tale about a tortiseshell & white cat, the Maneki Neko, which is symbolized by a cat with one paw raised. It is to this day a potent symbol of good luck. Legend says that such a cat brought great fortune to the poor temple of Gotoko-ji, in Tokyo. When a party of samurai saw a cat beckoning to them with its paw on the temple steps, they entered the temple & spent the night, avoiding a fierce storm. The warriors were very grateful to the cat and its master, and their master became patron of the temple. Thus the temple prospered.


Pattern for needlepoint embroidery on the lucky gold coin:Japanese kanji for happiness.


Pattern for needlepoint embroidery on the lucky gold coin:Japanese kanji for happiness.



1 comment:

  1. Hi! thankyou for sharing this lovely maneki-neko. I was looking for a nice one for a baby born, and this is perfect! Thanx again.

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