"Maneki neko " means good- luck-beckoning cat.
The cat raising right paw bring money to the owner, raising left paw bring customers to the owner.
they are usually placed in shops, or in showcases of shops.
but rarely placed out of shops, like second photo.
I think they are so lovely.
There are various type of manekineko in Japan, I will show you interesting manekineko in this blog!!