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Manekineko Did you know?

What is it?
Manekineko
What is it made of?
Porcelain
Where is it from?
Tokyo, Japan
When was it made?
1940-1950
Object ID
AB 90-1
Description

This manekineko doubles as a ceramic sake bottle. The bottle takes the shape of a white bobtail cat with blue eyes, red ears, a pink nose and mouth, brown and orange spots, and a green scarf around the neck on which is placed a sticker that reads "lucky" in gold. The manekineko is holding a round yellow coin with a dollar sign ($) in its right paw. There is a hole in the back of the head for pouring. Rather than the traditional Japanese beckoning gesture, this cat has its left arm raised with the palm facing the back, in the American style. 

Credit
Purchased by the Children's Museum, 1990
AB 90-1 Manekineko Sake Bottle (front)