I loved the little cat, but really didn't like the color,a greyish color. So I spray-painted it red. It looks GREAT in my garden, by my deck steps, welcoming visitors. It's small, so you'll want to place it among smaller plants for it to be in scale with them. I really, really like it, and will order more lawn ornaments in future. Since its symbols are carved-in, they still show with the new coat of paint.
It's nice to see a Maneki neko that isn't goofy or cutesy. Few and far between. I spray painted mine with a stone textured charcoal grey paint to go with our exterior color scheme. The red-brown finish just didn't look good for us. Personal preference. He looks great among our potted plants. He's sturdy, decent sized, with a nice expression on his face.
The volcanic ash used to make the statue is great. As for the kitty, his features are nicely carved. I hope he brings us much happiness and some good luck. And if he doesn't he will still have a place of honor in our garden.
Have been looking for something like this for quite a while, but anything Maneki Neko tends to be expensive and small, and not suitable for outdoor use. Just received mine last week, fast shipping. It's a nice, heavy, well made item with beautifully done detailing, and it's a good size for the price. Even though it is a dark color, the details are clear. Not sure if I will use this indoors or outdoors--it's nice to have the option to use it either place. I liked it so much I just ordered another one for my sister.
My lucky cat is black, but would probably show details better in brown. Other than that, he is totally precious. I like him standing on an base--with protectors on the bottom, too. He is cute in his own right and is special because he isn't a garden-variety lawn statue like a gnome..
Nice looking little statue even though mine seems to be rather miniature in size compared with the description ( 10.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 /. the box it came in was about the size described, but not the statue itself ). Statue was very well packaged ! Had the size description been correct I would have given it five stars.
I really like my cat I wish I would of ordered one more for my son and his wife.
Disappointed the cat is not brown as picture shows and in description says it is brown.It is well molded and designed but the cat I received is a solid black and is slightly tacky to the touch. It is going out in the garden where my O-ren Ishii-I is buried so I am not worried about the tackiness of the surface and if the black runs off in the rain then maybe it will be brown. But it is a nice heavy garden statuette and will work in it's purpose to keep my "kitty girl" company in her final resting place.
Wrapped very well, however, be aware that the paper wrapping around the statuette kind of leaves small white flecks. The flecks seem to want to stick to the cat - easy to remove with damp cloth. The Lucky Cat is going to my daughter's house. She has a (real) cat named Lucky - I figured TWO Lucky Kitties would be better than one!! It is a beautiful little statue...........
This is a lovely, lucky cat. I wish there were more of the same quality/size; I'd have them all around my porch. It brings a mils to my face every time I look at it.
This is a very nice Maneki Neko cat statue. It is very heavy and solid, and the color, although not quite as pictured, it is still very pleasing. It came extremely well-packaged and I like the fact that it is a Fair-Trade item. What a great buy! It will look great in my garden.
Good heavy doorstop. Looks unhappy, needs a smile, not looking like he feels very lucky. I'm not sure this material will be winter proof, seems pretty porous so I'll use him in my breezeway. I'm afraid he will crack if he freezes wet.
I love my lucky cat! Hes been in our garden for years now. not sure if he atcually brings us luck, but he'll be there in our garden forever. sturdy and heavy! I love the lucky cat
Love my Maneki-neko. He's perfect!
I debated about this since some of the reviews didn't like the color. The cat I got is the exact color portrayed. It is small, but no smaller than the measurements stated in the description. I think it's even cuter than it is in the picture. I love it and it looks adorable on my front porch next to a big planter - not overwhelmed by the size of the plants at all. Very happy that I purchased this!
He is absolutely delightful! Using this as a welcome greeter on my outside dining table. Size is nice, color good. He makes me smile, everytime I see him.. People always comment.
Cute cat, super heavy, though. Great for outdoors, but technically it hour be indoors, facing the door. Came slightly chipped on the base but it is made of volcanic rock so it just added to the character. I found it to be super-lucky. :o)
I love the size and look of my “Lucky Cat” statue. It is perfect for outdoors.
Small but good quality, heavy, packaged well
Handmade Stone Japanese Maneki Neko 'Lucky Cat' Statue
Starting at: $43.49