The Dharma Cat is aware that life’s not purr-fect. It knows the wisdom of daily self-reflection, expressions of gratitude, and contemplative napping. Learn from this humble creature, simplify your life, and have few desires. Only then will you be truly happy.
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Maneki Neko, Even the wabi-sabi Maneki Neko, or beckoning cat, knows that life’s not purr-fect. This popular lucky charm is frequently found in shops throughout Japan & Hawaii. The raised paw is said to attract money and good fortune as it beckons customers to enter.
This definition is attached to the back of each "Maneki Neko" Cat.
Mono no aware, "a sensitivity to things", is a Japanese aesthetic term used to describe the awareness of the transience of all things, and the bittersweet sadness at their passing. The Sakura or Cherry Blossom epitomizes this concept of beauty. The delicate flowers bloom and then fall within a single week, symbolizing the fleeting nature of life.
This definition is attached to the back of each "Mono no aware" Cat.
Sakura, "Cherry Blossom", represents the beginning of spring. It is a symbol of good fortune, love, affection, and happiness. Cherry blossoms are also an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in various art forms.
This definition is attached to the back of each "Sakura" Cat.
In Gassho, The Dharma Cat knows that life’s not purr-fect. Each day it respectfully puts its paws together in “Gassho,” an expression of reverence and gratitude. This is followed by meditative purring and contemplative napping.
This definition is attached to the back of each "In Gassho" Cat.
Itadakimasu, Before each meal the Wabi-Sabi cat expresses thanks by saying “Itadakimasu.” This essentially means “I humbly receive the gift of this food.” Those who are hungry like to interpret this word as “Lets Eat!”
This definition is attached to the back of each "Itadakimasu" Cat.
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