The Lucky Cat, or welcoming cat, also known as maneki-neko, is a symbol that originated in Japan. In Japanese, maneki-neko means beckoning cat. The idea is that the cat is welcoming and greeting you. This lucky cat symbol is considered good luck to place in your home, office, or business.
The cat's left hand symbolizes wealth, the right hand symbolizes happiness, and the raised cute left paw symbolizes happiness and wealth.
Putting it in the lobby of a store or company implies that money is rolling in, bringing wealth and wisdom. Putting it at home or in the office implies health and happiness.