After opening a flagship store at Zeedijk 100, Amsterdam, the team of Asia Station expanded the concept of Asian trend products with special events as Lucky Cat Festival, Lucky Cat Day (June 18) and Lucky Gay Festival.
From 2012 on, the team has developed the Lucky8Cat Originals and Dutch Design series. We pay tribute to the Lucky Cats by redesigning them as Lucky8Cats.
The first series, the Lucky8Cats Originals, is a brand new collection of eight specially designed lucky cats in eye-catching colours. The series contains the colours Poppy Red, Emerald Green, Neon Blue, Neon Pink, Kittycat Pink, Dutch Orange, Jet Black and Pure White. Each of these carefully selected colours represents an emotion, spiritual meaning or special occasion.
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History of The Lucky Cat
The Lucky Cat is the international symbol for good luck and fortune. Lucky Cats, called Maneki-neko in Japanese, are usually made of ceramic or plastic. The Lucky Cats first appeared during the Edo period in Japan and conquered the world. Nowadays you find the Lucky Cat everywhere and in many cultures.
The figurine depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—often at the entrance—of shops, restaurants and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. The maneki-neko is also called the welcoming cat, money cat, happy cat, beckoning cat or fortune cat. The cats come in different colors, styles and degrees of ornateness. Common colors are white, black, gold and sometimes red.