March 25th, 2004

classic beard

maneki-neko army!

Someone was asking the other day what a maneki-neko was, and then I stumbled across[1] this example shot in the manufacturer's announcement page for my next camera...

It appears to show all of the varieties - left, right, white/black/gold, and a range of sizes. There are also yellow ones with heart-tags instead of the traditional coin (if you click through to the full scale version you can see them in excessive detail.)

One of these days I need to practice my drawing enough to do a full set of maneki-nekos with tools and in computer-using environments, and decorate :-)

[1] Plate... Shrimp...