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1 SEPTEMBER 2017

Seto Maneki-Neko: “Lucky Cat” is Back in Paris for the First Time in 100 Years

Cats are currently ruling the world. Not only on the Internet, but also runways are deeply in love with them. In Japan, cats were long worshipped as lucky animals that bring fortune to the owner. Maneki-Neko, a porcelain statue of beckoning cat, was first made in 18th century in Seto city and was exported to Europe. It gained popularity as an eye-catcher at department stores in Europe and has been loved worldwide since then.

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The classic Seto Maneki-Neko model from 100 years ago has been reproduced and is catching more and more attention again in recent years with increasing cat lovers.
 
We added a modern twist to the classic cat made with traditional craftsmanship in collaboration with Keita Maruyama, one of Japan’s leading designers and Shino Watanabe, a porcelain designer.
 
This collection of Seto Maneki-Neko is making its triumphant return to Paris after first meeting over 100 years ago.

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Event Outline

DATE : 5 to 16 Sept 2017