Whether you've lived in/traveled through Asia to experience the ubiquity of the Maneki-neko (招き猫) - literally, "beckoning cat" - yourself, or you just recognize the wide-eyed feline from your favorite Asian restaurant, most everyone will have had some encounter with this lucky talisman that dates back to mid-19th century Japan.
Most in the western world see this as a waving, rather than a beckoning cat, but that's just due to the difference in body language - in the east, a raised arm with hand held up, palm down, pumping in a repetitive up-&-down motion (think a sort of vertical oscillation) is a gesture of beckoning.
But, be it a wave or a beckon, we love the Maneki-Neko as an endearing & enduring symbol of sweet & steady motion in an increasingly complex & chaotic world.
☞ this Tee features:
☀︎ Digital Print — for hi-res detail, impeccable image quality, & smooth graphic transfer, sans heavy/sticky residue of screenprinted inks.
☀︎ Exquisite Graphics — great originality & attention to detail; one of our most unique designs, w lots of hidden gems.
☀︎ White Canvas — a stark white backdrop boasting a beautiful bold design; easily mix & match with a wide wardrobe.
☀︎ Quality Materials — holds its shape & style through the years, and over multiple wears & washes.
Preshrunk Poly Blend
L: 21” chest, 28.5” body