Porcelain Maneki Neko Cats


Porcelain Maneki Neko Cats

Hand made in Hawaii by Peter Okumoto of Porcelain Hawaii.


Peter carries on the tradition established by his mother, beloved local artist Dorothy Okumoto.  Dorothy’s exquisite porcelain creations featured hand made leis with each flower carefully and crafted of porcelain.  Dorothy’s graceful figures and vases were cherished by our grandmothers, and Peter’s excellent work is cherished today.


Peter Okimoto and ohana

Peter Okimoto and ohana

“The maneki-neko (Japanese: 招き猫?, literally “beckoning cat”) is a common Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The figurine depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—of shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is sometimes also called the welcoming cat, lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat, or fortune cat in English.”


Peter varies his nekos with almost every delivery, so we’re showing a group of some recent maneki neko cats.  Each is made unique with plumeria flowers and blue eyes. Once you have placed your order, please specify if you would like to see variations of the same size since each cat is made uniquely.


Porcelain Maneki Neko Cats

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 in


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Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074