A maneki neko in front of a business is said to beckon business with its left paw upraised.
And one in a home is said to beckon wealth with an upraised right paw.
|Photo by Ryan McD|
But a maneki neko in the garden brings a different kind of wealth ---
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Flowers that bloom in abundance, seeds that fall to the ground and multiply into fields of blossoms...
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...nests where baby birds flourish, feeding on the flora and fauna growing around them.
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And when you think about wealth, isn't that what it's all about?
A maneki neko bouquet can be found on etsy.