Luck Cat in store is an example of enthic pride and tradition in the Chinese.
The Maneki-neko (招き猫), literally meaning "beckoning ctat iis a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner.
In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed in, and often at the entrance of, shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, laundromats, dry cleaners, salons, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning.
Maneki-neko come in different colors, styles and degrees of ornateness. Common colors are white, black, gold and sometimes red. In addition to ceramic figurines, Maneki-neko can be found as keychains, piggy banks, air fresheners,
house-plant pots, and miscellaneous ornaments, as well as large statues. It is also called the "Chinese lucky cat" because of its popularity among Chinese merchants.