Thursday, August 12, 2004


I spent the evening photographing Andrea's Manekineko collection. (Manekineko are traditional Japanese symbols of good luck, normally used in shops and businesses. "Maneki neko" means beckoning cat, they usually consist of little porcelain or pottery statues representing smiling cats with one paw raised.)

She has about 25 in total, they are starting to take over the apartment. Won't be long before we have to put up extra shelves to accomodate them!

This isn't a great example, but it is the most elaborate of Andrea's collection and is an interesting cross over into her Hello Kitty collection!

Andrea has been feeling a bit better lately, I'm glad to say. We'll put up all the Manekineko pictures pretty soon.