Chairman Meow Mao

Chairman Meow Mao

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Lucky Cat

Chinese Yuan & Jiao Banknotes

The Chinese Lucky Cat has mysterious mythological origins. Although the original Maneki-neko cat has Japanese ancestry, the Lucky Cat was made popular by Chinese merchants who traded goods around the world.  In his Miscellaneous Morsels from Youyang, China's Tang Dynasty author Duan Chengshi (803?-863) wrote: "If a cat raises its paw over the ears and washes its face, then patrons will come". It is possible that this is the earliest description of maneki-neko in history.The Chinese Lucky Cat left paw beckons wealth. the right paw beckons luck.   

 

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