These little kitties are so adorable! Here we have the classic Maneki Neko cat or beckoning cat that greets people entering a Japanese store
The little cats are made from porcelain; detail is excellent; French wires are gold-plated stainless steel and are lead and nickel-free
Comes in a nice white gift box with Style-ARThouse logo
Made at Style-ARThouse in Maryland; comes with a title card listing materials and care instructions
The character ? is pronounced zai in Japanese and cai in Mandarin. It basically means wealth, riches, property, assets. So the point of Maneki Neko is the cat uses his paw to beg for / draw in wealth to the person who displays a maneki neko statue in front of their stores, etc. That’s why you often see the statue in a store, sometimes with the paw waiving mechanically in a gesture meant to draw in wealth / money to the store (it’s often placed near the cash register).