Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hello There

These are maneki neko, or "beckoning cats" (some of us know them as "lucky cats"; we've all probably seen them in a local Japanese or Chinese restaurant). They have a long history in Japan, dating back to the 17th century. These examples are in a fun exhibition at the Mingei Museum here in San Diego. Hello!

1 comment:

JuJu said...

They look so mischevious.

And, in their own way,they are reminding me of Nazi Cats?


That guy on Jackass is a real weism-heimer.