The Maneki Neko is a traditional Japanese figurine, which is also extremely popular in Chinese culture. Here are all you have to know about “the lucky cat”. If you’ve ever visited a Japanese restaurant, Chinese store, or any other Eastern Asian businesses, you might have noticed a cat figurine with a raised paw placed in the doorway or placed on the cash register.
In China, the Phoenix is also called Fenghuang, and similar to the western counterpart, the mythological creature is an immortal bird that also represents the element of fire. The Chinese Phoenix is believed to symbolize harmony, and in ancient China, the appearance of the Fenghuang is believed as a sign when a new emperor is going to rise to lead the country.
Every culture has its own rules and superstitions about gift-giving. Chinese culture is not an exception. Sharp objects, lucky numbers, and colors, objects that attract evil spirits or bad luck and many more, they are all part of traditional Chinese gift-giving superstitions.
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