The maneki-neko (in Japanese: "beckoning cat") is a popular Japanese figurine which is often used as a good luck charm for its owner.
This beckoning cat is made of ceramic. With a plastic area on the bottom that holds one AA battery to keep the beckoning are moving.
The statue depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed at the entrance of shops, restaurants, and other businesses.
In English this cat is often called the lucky cat, money cat, happy cat, welcoming cat, beckoning cat, fortune cat, and Chinese lucky cat in English.