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Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with English or Mixed-English Text

Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with Non-English Text

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in the US or in the UK

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in Japan, Taiwan, & China

Reference Sites

Friends, Resources, & Fun Sites

CAT TAILS OF RESCUE, by Barbara Stanley

 

Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with English or Mixed-English Text

Alan Scott Pate - Antique Japanese Dolls   ("Maneki Neko: Feline Fact & Fiction")
www.antiquejapanesedolls.com/pub_neko/neko.html
An excellent article on Maneki Neko.  Photography by Ben Jenkins.  Text by Alan Pate, curator of the soon-to-open (03/13/11) Maneki Neko exhibit at the Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Flickr Maneki Neko (Lucky Cats).
www.flickr.com/groups/1004608@N24/
Lots of Maneki pix & a group devoted to Maneki's. 
Gonz World
www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ta5h-td/
A very impressive collection of Lucky Cats! Cool links!  [Both English & Japanese text.]
(*New*)  MANEKI NEKO: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat
www.shens.com
A charming new children's book for all ages.  Written by Susan Lendroth.  Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi.  Published by Shen's Books, Walnut Creek, CA.  $17.95, Hardcover. English, Ages 4-8.  9.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, Full Color.  ISBN: 9781885008398.  May be purchased through Shen's website or thru Amazon.
The Lucky Cat Festival
www.clockworkvoices.com/neko/
Micha's wonderful site-full of Maneki Neko info, a very interesting collection, Micha's artwork, links & more.
The Maneki-Neko Collectors Web Ring
f.webring.com/hub?ring=mnekos&list
A linked set of Manekineko websites.
The ManekiNekoClub - Japan  [Note: This is the archived version.]
http://web.archive.org/web/20060719161557/www.manekinekoclub.com/
The ultimate Maneki Neko website!  With separate English & Japanese sections -- Check out both!  (Many thanks for lighting the path & for freely providing information & graphics that I've used within these pages & others.) 
The Manekinekocollectors Email Group (Yahoo)
groups.yahoo.com/group/manekinekocollectors/
A Yahoo email group devoted to manekineko-collecting.  (Many thanks to the members for sharing your experiences, knowledge, & friendship.)
My-Manekineko Lucky Cat Museum
www.luckycatmuseum.com/
DonaldMoon's Maneki Neko collection, etc.  Surprise!  You are here now!   >^..^<
Sharon Hope Weintraub's "My Maneki Neko Page"
www.onr.com/user/bblady/maneki.html
A very nice collection of older-style Manekinekos to look at.
Sushi Cat's Maneki Neko Site
www.namaii.com/
A super Neko site with original downloads & Maneki-Nek-O-Grams.
Waiapo's Oriental Porcelain Cats
www.waiapo.com/orientalcats/
An informative site whose main focus is Sleeping Cats (Nemuri Neko); but whose content is applicable to Maneki Neko as well.  Symbolic motifs in Oriental porcelain; links to sites devoted to ceramics marks; a great photo gallery; more.  (Waiapo is also an eBay seller.)

Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with English or Mixed-English Text

 

Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with Non-English Text

Fukuhara Masaru Maneki Neko Club
homepage1.nifty.com/manekinekoclub/index_home.html
Another "Maneki Neko Club"?  Not really.  Just the Japanese language part.  There's lots of interesting links to be explored here.  Take a trip down the rabbit hole!  [Japanese text.]
The Komkom Maneki Neko Site
www.komkom.net
Manekineko pics & more. [Japanese text.]
The Maneneko World Gallery - White
www.ne.jp/asahi/luga/a/neko/neko.htm
A large Japan-based collection of Neko pics. Some interesting links, too.   [Japanese text.]

Non-Seller Maneki-Neko Sites with Non-English Text

 

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in the US or in the UK

Art Neko - Rubber Art Stamps
www.artneko.com
A Maneki Neko collector who sells rubber stamps, and - yes - has a Manekineko stamp www.artneko.com/displayItem.php?i=ASMS-0002 for sale.  (Portland, OR)
The Asian Imports Store
store.yahoo.com/asianimportstore/
A seller of Asian imports including MNs.  (Redwood City, CA.)
Cafepress.com
www.cafepress.com
Type "maneki" into the Search/Go box to find a wide variety of Maneki Neko items.  T-shirts, mugs, notebooks, etc.  Many with unique illustrations created by the seller.  (I like the Egyptian Maneki Neko!)
Calicopot.com
www.calicopot.com
Asian Art & Crafts for Natural, Healthy, & Fun Living ...  A very nice selection of small porcelain & ceramic Maneki Neko charms & bells.  (Cary, NC)
Casa D'Oro Lucky Cat Charm Collection
www.italiangoldcharms.com/Lucky_Cats.html
If you're into Italian charms this appears to be a great place to find Lucky Cat charms & many, many, many, many more.  Quite a selection!  (Huntington Woods, MI)
eBay
www.ebay.com
One of the best Maneki-Neko selections on the Net.  A search for "neko" or "lucky cat" will reveal MN's galore!
IceKat Design Studio
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=ViewListing&product_id=79334
Maneki Neko Custom Painting by H. L. Thompson.  Choose your own colors, style, & background.  Painting is done on stretched canvas in acrylic paints from your submitted photo.  (Toronto, Canada.)
The Japanese Shop
www.thejapaneseshop.co.uk
An English seller of Lucky Cats and other Japanese goods with two real-life shops in Harrogate & in York.  (England.)
Japanya
www.japanya.co.uk/luckycat.aspx
An English webseller of Japanese Gifts.  Here may be found: Japanese Clothing, Kokeshi Dolls, Kimono Gifts, Accessories, Tableware, Trinket Boxes, Ornaments, Clay Dolls, Cards, & Paper Products.  (England.)
Lacquerware by Linda
www.tonglinda.com
A Thai-born artisan, specializing in hand-crafted black lacquerware animal figurines who takes her creations to crafts fairs all over the country.  (I met her at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair in Memphis, TN.)  She's created a custom "Donald Moon" Neko for me that is wonderful.  [Nice work, Linda!]  (Suwannee, GA.)
Moore Mews Publishing
www.blujay.com/kittymews7
The place to find our book, Moore Mews On Collecting Maneki Neko, Japan's Lucky Cat.  The first ever English-language Neko guidebook (1st published in December, 2002.)  ///  See & read-about over 400 Manekis from the private collections of Lavonne Engelman, Diane Flint, Lindy Franka, Donald Hargrove, Riet Jutte van der Krogt, Glenna Moore, Scoats, Tyber Katz, & Amy Vorech.  ///  Along with other books on cat collectibles, Glenna is now offering a number of cat collectibles from her collection for sale.  Ebay name: mewsgal05.  (Honolulu, Hawaii.)
Mrs. Lin's Kitchen
www.mrslinskitchen.com/
A seller of Manekinekos in a wide variety of shapes & colors, who specializes in Asian cooking items.  Interesting newsletters.  (San Ramon, CA.)
New England Bonsai Gardens
www.nebonsai.com/
The largest bonsai nursery in New England.  Bonsai & garden specialists who also offer Maneki Nekos for sale.  [Hi, Teddi!]  (Bellingham, MA.)
Old Japan, Inc.
www.oldjapaninc.com/
Japanese gifts including MNs.  They also have antique & artist-edition Nekos for sale -- See next box.

Old Japan, Inc.
24 Union Park Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 357-8800

Old Japan's Vintage Maneki Nekos For Sale
homepage.mac.com/rokuohashi/Menu66.html
Individual (only 1 of each) Lucky Cats for sale by Old Japan (above).  These were purchased in Japan & brought to the US by the Old Japan owners.  If you've been looking for an antique Maneki, this is an excellent source.  (Boston, MA.)
Pacific Mercantile Company
pacificeastwest.com/index.html
Japanese & Asian food & gift products (1000's) with a right nice selection of manekinekos.  (Denver, CO.)
Three Cats Graphics
threecatsgraphics.com
All sorts of artwork, jewelry, & knick-knacks -- most with a cat theme -- many with a Maneki Neko theme.  Beautiful work & friendly people.  Other contact/gallery information:  threecatsgraphics@yahoo.com and www.threecatsgraphics.etsy.com and twitter.com/3catsgraphics/ and facebook.com/threecatsgraphics/ and en.dawanda.com/shop/3catsgraphics/ and www.zazzle.com/3catsgraphics/ and 3kittiesjewelryandart at eBay and www.myspace.com/threecatsgraphics/.
TyberKatz Maneki Nekos - West Meets East
www.tyberkatz.com/katz06.html
TyberKatz artists Patricia & Peter Tyber design & create beautiful Good-Fortune Cats & also other cat dolls for collectors.  Ebay name: tyberk.  [Many thanks for dragging me into this, Pat!]  (Sutherlin, OR.)
Wabisabiya
stores.ebay.com/wabisabiya
Of all the Maneki Neko sellers on eBay, I believe that I've known of Steve, aka "ssc4tansu", the longest.  (He joined eBay in 1998, about 8 mos before me.)  He specializes in Japanese items &, since he imports from Japan but ships from CA, his wares can be real bargains.  Lots of interesting things to look at!
Yoju's Maneki Nekos
www.artbyoju.com/maneki1.html
An online gallery of Manekineko paintings by Japanese artist Yoju.  Check out her work and, if you really like it, buy a signed original or a print.  (Saratoga, CA.)

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in the US & the UK

 

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in Japan, Taiwan, & China

Amazon-Japan
www.amazon.co.jp
The Japanese equivalent of our Amazon Books.  Yes, there are Maneki Neko books hiding here.  Can you find them?  [Mostly Japanese text, but some info is in English.]
Artistic Nippon
www.artisticnippon.com
Website for the Yoshikawa Toki Company, a Japanese porcelain & pottery specialty store. They feature gorgeous miniature MNs from IHEI.  [English text.]
FU_RIN_KA_ZAN
stores.ebay.com/fu-rin-ka-zan

Ebay seller "superbulldoglover" always has a great selection of unusual Lucky Cats & other Japanese merchandise.  He's located in Kofu, Japan.  [English text.]
Goods From Japan
www.goodsfromjapan.com
These guys offer a very large selection of traditional Tokoname Lucky Cats, both in unusual colors & in very large sizes, incl a 7-foot inflatable.  They have offices in the US, UK, & Japan, which is where their main office is located.  [English text.]
JUN Japanese Gifts & Souvenirs
jun-gifts.com/specialcollections/manekinekodolls/manekinekodolls.htm
A Lucky Cat seller with some very interesting papier-mâché cats.  Be sure to check out the "Contemporary Collection" also.  I like this seller.  [English text.]
Kissen Goods
www.kassai.co.jp/kissen/
An Okayama, Japan seller of Maneki Nekos & other Asian goods.  [Japanese text.]
Neko929 Online Shop
www.neko929.com
An attractive site full of neat Maneki's for sale or just for window-shopping.   [Japanese text.]
Nekoyamado
www7.ocn.ne.jp/~nekoyama/
A cat-goods store in Kanagawa, Japan.  [Japanese text.]
The Okadakurokawadou Shop
www.okadakurokawadou.com/english/index_e.php
Online sellers of Japanese Maneki-Neko.  Their website also features a gallery of Japanese Maneki Neko artists' works.  (Many thanks, Masami, for your patience & your willingness to sell internationally.)  [Both English & Japanese text.]
The Old Tokaido
stores.ebay.com/the-old-tokaido

I think this eBay store is really outstanding.  Kurt (aka 'softypapa'), who lives in Shizuoka, Japan, does a great job of providing unusual nekos & other Japanese goods 4 sale and, in addition, provides information about Japanese culture & artifacts.  A+  [English text.]
The Samaria Maneki Neko Club
www.samaria.com/manekineko
Another Maneki Neko Club?  A Japan-based MN seller with loads of Nekos to look at.  (I don't know whether there's any connection with THE Manekineko Club or not.)  [Japanese text.]
Takumi Japanese Dolls Shop
www.japanese-doll.biz/index.html
An online seller specializing in Japanese dolls.  Including an impressive selection of Maneki-Nekos.  (Miyagi, Japan)  [English text.]
Website Mori Wajin
http://www.necomachi.com/moriwajin/index.htm
Mori Wajin is perhaps the most famous of all Maneki Neko artists.  This site not only displays a lot of his works, but -- if you can figure out how -- allows you to purchase some of his creations.  Irregardless, anyone interested in Maneki Neko will find his art fascinating.  [Japanese text.]

Online Shopping for Manekinekos -- Shops & Sellers in Japan, Taiwan, & China

 

Reference Sites

Ask Asia
www.askasia.org
A reference site provided by the Asia Society
The Cat Fanciers Association List of Cat Specialty Shops
www.cfainc.org/ezine/archives/cat-stores.html
A very helpful list of cat shops, by location, within the U.S., Canada, & also Germany.
Cat-Chi Cats -- Bobtails
www.catchicats.com/index.htm
A cattery specializing in the Japanese Bobtail breed.  These tricolored cats are known as Mi-ke in Japan, where they are considered to be lucky, especially by seamen.  They are the models for the white-with-spots Manekinekos that you see so often.  (Hi, Beth!)
Daruma Magazine
www.darumamagazine.com/
An Asian arts magazine with an emphasis on Japan.  Great "Glossary" & great "Links" page.  One highly recommended back-issue is devoted to Maneki Neko and features some very, very interesting photos.  (Hint: See the Akanezumiya listing at the top of this page.)
The Gotheborg Porcelain Database
www.gotheborg.com/index.htm
A porcelain and ceramics reference site.  Here there be pottery marks!
The Japan Ring Webring
s.webring.com/hub?ring=japan
WebRing.org's directory of "Japan Ring" member websites.
Japanorama
www.japanorama.com
A very cool, California-based, little-bit-of-everything-Japanese web which sells all kinds of stuff & also offers freebies, downloads, & interesting links.
Kutani Ceramic Homepage
www.gbouvier.com
Dedicated to Kutani porcelain, with a photogallery of Kutani markings.
The Universal Currency Converter
www.xe.com/ucc/
Converts money from one form of currency to another.  The place to find out how much that Japanese Neko is really going to cost you.  This is one of the handiest sites on the web.

Reference Sites

 
 

Friends, Resources, & Fun Sites

Action Cat - Postcards & More
www.actioncat.com/
Original MN graphics here.  And lots & lots of other neat cat stuff, too!
Canon Bubble Jet Printer Creative Park 3D-Papercraft
cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/lucky/index.html
Three Maneki Neko 3-D designs to print out & put together.  I've got to try this!.
The Cat Collectibles Webring
s.webring.com/hub?ring=catco&list
Over 100 interlinked websites devoted to cat collectibles of all kinds.
Cat Collectors
www.catcollectors.com/
A cat-collectors organization with a good newsletter.
CatStuff Graphics
www.xmission.com/~emailbox/catstuff.htm
The ultimate online source for free cat graphics & clip-art.  Neat stuff alert!  [And sincere thanks for the many, many images that I've used within my cat websites.]
The Collecto-Cats Email Group (Yahoo)
groups.yahoo.com/group/COLLECTO-CATS/
A group devoted to all forms of cat-collecting.  [Many thanks to the other members for sharing your experiences, your knowledge, and your friendship.]
The Home2Cats Shelter & Rescue Group (Memphis, TN)
www.home2cats.org
A non-profit Memphis based cat shelter and rescue group, for which I'm the official webmaster.  [Hi, Barbara!  Hi, Larry!]  I appreciate the opportunity to give something back to the world and to be friends with these wonderful people.
ICanHasCheezburger - Lol Cats & Funny Pictures of Cats
www.icanhascheezburger.com/
An amazingly funny catpix site!  You will never be the same after looking at this.  Yes, it's THAT GOOD !!!  LOL!
The Japan Errand Service
www.crescent-shop.com/
Japan-based errand service --  There it is!
Japan Lite
www.amychavez.com
Amy Chavez writes a weekly humor column for the "Japan Times".  Its subject is Japanese culture as seen through the eyes of an outsider.  She also highlights Japanese words & pronunciations that relate to the topic of the week.  Highly recommended --  Learn something and laugh at the same time!
Microsoft Clip Gallery
dgl.microsoft.com/
A handy source of clipart, including cat pictures. (Thanks, Bill!)
Nancy's Cat Animation Gallery
www.cybergata.com/anim.htm
Animated cat graphics for your web sites, etc.  The Good Stuff!  (Another big "thank you" to the owner of this fun website for making your images available.)
Rachelle Rose's
www.rachro.com/ManekiNekos.html
Check out Rach's original Manekineko paintings.  Then take a stroll thru the rest of her website.  Lots of good stuff to see and enjoy.  ("Way to go, Rach!")
Siameses.Net
www.siameses.net
A new site for Siamese cat lovers ...

Friends, Resources, & Fun Sites

 


If you have or know-of a Maneki-Neko site that should be on this list please email me at donaldmoon@aol.com.

And if you collect or are interested in Maneki Nekos, you're invited to join our email community at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/manekinekocollectors.


 

www.home2cats.org is a nonprofit cat rescue & sanctuary in Memphis, TN, USA.

Please visit our website to find out more ...


And Introducing ...


 

CAT TAILS OF RESCUE, by Barbara Stanley

I am very excited and pleased to introduce Cat Tails of Rescue!

Cat Tails of Rescue is a collection of 25 stories of some of the wonderful animals that have touched our lives at Home 2 Cats Rescue/Shelter in Memphis, TN. Due to lack of space in our newsletter, "The Scratching Post", we have only been able to share short versions of some of our rescue stories.

This softbound book contains 90 pages of the unabridged versions of some of your favorite stories, plus new rescue stories that previously have not been published. Stories such as ‘Phoebe’, the cat that was waiting to fulfill her destiny, and ‘The Legend of Tracker Mouse’, the rescue of a mouse. (Yep, you read that right! Home 2 Cats rescue has no boundaries!)

LAMA Books has generously donated the cost of publishing this book. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Home 2 Cats to improve the lives of animals and to educate the public.  With LAMA Books so generously donating the publishing cost, we are able to offer Cat Tails of Rescue at an incredible price of $5 (plus shipping, if required)!

I hope the rescue stories in Cat Tails of Rescue provide enlightenment at what can be accomplished and provide inspiration to you, the individual, to become involved in rescue efforts for animals in need.  Please support our rescue efforts and order your books today!

Books will be shipped Media Mail. The Media Mail shipping cost of this book is the same for quantities of 1 – 3. Shipping cost for multiple books would be as follows:

Shipping cost:
1-3 books total shipping cost is $2.13
4-6 books total shipping cost is $2.47

To order by check please send to:
Home 2 Cats
P O Box 752671
Memphis, TN  38195-2671

To order by credit card:
LAMA Books
2381 Sleepy Hollow Avenue
Hayward, CA  94545-3429
www.lamabooks.com
1-888-452-6244


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