August 21st, 2003

red panda eating bamboo

maneki neko

Here is a great web page about the Japanese symbol of the maneki neko (beckoning cat). With lots of cool pictures.

I'm not sure if the maneki neko is an ancestor of Hello Kitty, but I wouldn't be surprised.

(Thanks to my sweetie kyubi for initiating this web-surf session by sending me a collection of links about raccoon dogs, aka tanuki.)
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