Wednesday, June 8, 2011

147: very superstitious

I promised to show you a look into our new studio, so I figured I would do it little by little. We're still organizing things, tidying up & figuring out where what should go so that it's all efficient and everything... So I'm starting with something small.

When we were moving our entire studio, our mom wanted to make sure that we had a proper lucky cat. It's a popular asian sculpture that is associated with good feng shui for businesses. You might recognize these cats from Chinese or Japanese restaurants or shops & basically the cat "waves" customers towards you. Our family isn't overly concerned in general with feng shui or anything, but we still hang up lucky symbols & signs. So when my mom was going out on her mission to buy us a kitty, my only request was that it would have a really cute face, hahaha.



She ended up buying us this cutie!
Aside from being really adorable & happy, there is apparently a lot of meaning behind why he looks this way:
- calico cat colouring: traditionally it's the luckiest cat
- crystal ball in hand: indicates wisdom & good career path
- mallet in hand: brings wealth to those who shake it
- coin slot: the cat is actually a bank & you have to feed it coins for good luck!

I'm not that superstitious but so far since having our lucky cat, we've had a really successful clothing show, so that was a great start! We fed him some more coins after that weekend for sure :) Thanks mom!

Have you guys seen these kitties before? Do you have any lucky symbols or traditions?

xox

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3 comments:

  1. I HAVE ONE OF THESE TOO!! I had no idea there were so many different meanings for the things the cat holds. or the type of cat it is. Mine is a chubby black cat with gold markings on its head. I don't think mine is holding anything either. :(
    Now I wish I knew what that meant!

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  2. So cute! One of my friends has a bunch of those things, and I never really cared for them but that one is super cute.
    So, if you take money out of it, is that bad luck? Eek I hope not!

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  3. So cute! One of my friends has a bunch of those things, and I never really cared for them but that one is super cute.
    So, if you take money out of it, is that bad luck? Eek I hope not!

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