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Okiagari Roly-poly Doll - Maneki Neko

Okiagari Roly-poly Doll - Maneki Neko

Code: KP1768

Regular price 7,50 €
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Maneki Neko
In Japan, Maneki Neko, also known as the lucky cat, is a common sight in many shops and houses, as it is believed to attract prosperity, happiness and success. Maneki Neko wears a small rattle that is supposed to chase away evil spirits. In one paw, it holds a gold coin, a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. It greets us with the other paw. Waving with the left paw will increase visits to the shop. Waving with the right one will attract money and prosperity.

A Japanese Tradition
Okiagari-koboshi means “little monk who stands up”. These traditional Japanese roly-poly dolls are made from papier-mâché. They are designed to always return to an upright position, even if you try to tip them onto their side. Okiagaris were actually mentioned in 14th-century writings.

Okiagaris symbolise perseverance and determination in times of adversity. They are a reminder of the old Japanese proverb “Fall seven times, stand up eight”. According to tradition, a doll is given to each person in the family plus one, in the hope that a baby will be born during the year. During the Tokaichi or Tenth Day Market, customers drop a few dolls at a time, and the ones that remain standing are said to bring good fortune.

Technical characteristics

  • Description: 4,8 cm, with crepe paper and washi paper, different colours
  • Made in: Japan

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