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Maneki Neko Mask by merimask Maneki Neko Mask by merimask
Maneki Neko is the famous Lucky Cat of Japan. I love these little guys...they are all over the place in Asia.

Lucky cats are generally three-colored cats. I chose a very traditional depiction of a lucky cat for my mask creation.

As always, this mask is an original leather mask sculpted entirely by hand...I use no molds or forms.

This mask & many others are available for sale on my Etsy site: [link]
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:iconbigtpotts:
BigTPotts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Maneki Neko!
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GothianaVampet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
JAPANESE LUCK CAT!! :D I have a tattoo of a black one on my leg :D I haven't looked at all your deviants but I hope to find a black one of these but if not I just gave you an idea of a new one :P lol
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SunFeather18 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconomygodplz: I WANT 1! :iconeeepplz:
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:icondays-of-my-life:
Days-Of-My-Life Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the Maneki Neko :) they're supposed to bring good lucky aren't they :)
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Sapphire-Butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This mask is so much fun! I feel that if I were to wear it, I would have to sit and pose just like one of the lucky cats. I have so many of these cute little things at home, and this really evokes the thought of all of them.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL yes! And you'd need a golden bell around your neck... It'd be an awfully cute costume.
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Sapphire-Butterfly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I think that it would need to be a fairly oversized gold bell, but it could definitely be done!
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MUMEOW Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
I like it ^3^b
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconmumeow:
MUMEOW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
O3O
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xhorrorjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
I used this as a reference for my French project for school, I hope you don't mind. ^^; I gave credit here: [link]
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is SO cool! You did a great job, too! Good luck & I hope you get an A+!!
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:iconxhorrorjunkie:
xhorrorjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thank you, and I did make an A. :D
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freakdearts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
this one made me smile:D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...it's awfully cheerful isn't it?
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:iconfreakdearts:
freakdearts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
:nod:
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fantasyforever Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
*squeals* Oh, I wish this was still for sale in your shop!! It is adorable! I love Maneki Nekos~ :heart: :heart:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...I'm making more soon so keep checking!
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:iconpizza-cat-luv:
Pizza-Cat-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Ooh, that is very neat! I wish I had one.;P
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I've sold them at my shop...
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Pizza-Cat-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Just out of curiosity, did they sell well?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep...they went pretty quick. ^_^
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Pizza-Cat-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
That's good to know.:)
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Hi! I featured this in the "Cat Art" section of my journal. Thank-you for letting me share this with my friends! Please come by and check out the other pieces I've included with yours. :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you for sharing it at your journal...that's very kind of you. ^_^
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:iconrocamiadesign:
rocamiadesign Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Aaaaw,it's so cute!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Really!Ironically enough,it's the piece I was missing for last Halloween's costume. lol
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1one1yartist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
I want one too! :D
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I plan to make more. I bought a blue & white Maneki Neko when I was in Tokyo last month...I want to make a mask with those colors next!
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schizophernicAngel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
oooooooh i want it
i love maneki x
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Check out the link to my shop...I plan to make more of these little guys. ^_^
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schizophernicAngel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
wow u own a shop
and make maneki stuff :P x
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