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Manekineko Did you know?

What is it?
Inflatable Manekineko
What is it made of?
Rubber/Plastic
Where is it from?
Japan
When was it made?
1985-1991
Object ID
AB 91-2
Description

This inflatable manekineko, or "Beckoning Cat," is made of rubber and plastic. The yellow bottom is rounded and weighted so that the toy rocks back and forth when played with. The cat has a typical manekineko design: red inner ears, black and yellow patches on all four legs and the top of head and the tail. Its right paw holds a large coin, symbolizing good fortune. A red ribbon with a bell is printed around the neck. 

Credit
Purchased by Leslie Bedford, 1991
AB 91-2 Inflatable Manekineko (front)