Trivia of the day for April 23
Luck and good fortune.
These cats are commonly seen in the windows of commercial establishments and their presence indicates good fortune. When the left paw of the cat is raised, it’s supposed to signify the gaining of money; the higher the paw, the more money that is to be prospectively received. A raised right paw is meant for luck in protecting money already earned and, once again, a higher paw raises the likelihood. The Maneki Neko is usually seen holding a coin either in its paw or around its neck.