Maneki Neko Barista!
I received a Maneki Neko from my home stay family in Japan this month in celebration of the upcoming opening of our third location in Boston's South End. Maneki Neko (招き猫), which means "Beckoning Cat" or "Lucky Cat" is a traditional Japanese sculpture thought to bring good luck to its owner. If the right paw is raised, it attracts money, while the left paw (in the case of our Maneki Neko) attracts customers. It's usually set at the entrance of a restaurant or business but at our South End store we have it high up next to our Zodiac Teas. Read more about Maneki Neko here.