I found some cute pottery ornaments which name is Imado-yaki.
Imado-yaki is famous for Manekineko which is well-known as a cat-shaped ornament which invites customers.
I think you might be surprised but we are using the same brand of the pottery to make Sembei. When we bake Sembei, we press them with a tool which is made in this pottery. But the number of the potters in Imado- yaki is now decreasing, so it is getting rare.
It was made in 1928-1930.
It was made by Harukichi Owariya.
These Manekinekos were influenced by the Edo Era, but they were remade after.
Manekineko invites goodluck and fortune. The sign in the back means “holding the luck”to make it stay and don’t let the good luck go away.
This one is influenced by the Showa era.
The difference between these manekinekos made in different eras is that the face of the manekineko made in the Edo era is thinner than the one made in the showa era so therefore, I concluded that the manekinekos in the Edo era collected the good luck and kept it and the manekineko in the showa era ate all the luck that was kept by the previous manekineko so it got fat. lol 😉
This is the proof that Manekinekos collect and hold luck indeed.