There are a few legends around the Maneki Neko, the Lucky Cat. She (or maybe a he)
supposedly saved some rich guy’s life long long ago by waving him to go
away from under a tree that got hit by lightning. Also there’s a story
about a beheaded cat that brought the grieving owner luck after being
reincarnated into a wooden statue or appearing in a poor woman’s dream
with a good business-proposal.
Point is, since the 17th century this cat brings Luck, Health, Wealth
and Love, so we felt the need to repay his duties by recreating him in
the purest and delicate canvas of all: paper. May Maneki Neko keep on
being our beloved good luck charm and live his paper-life in good
health, prosperity and full of love himself. It’s the least we can do.