- These earrings are handcrafted with:
Lampworked glass lucky cat beads,
Clear glass beads,
Sterling silver plated French hook ear wires.
- Approx. 1 inch/ 2.54 cm drop
There are many legends about the origin of the Japanese Lucky Cat, the most popular is the legend of Gotokuti temple. In the 17th century, a poor monk named Koki lived in a small temple in Tokyo. Although his life was very difficult, he shared his own meals with his pet cat which strayed into the temple. One day, Lord Nakaota Ii was on his way to hunt when suddenly a storm came, and he had to seek safety under a big tree near the temple. Sheltering there, he noticed the cat, raising one paw as if waving him to the temple. Curious, he left his cover and headed for the temple to have a better look. As he did so, a lightning bolt destroyed the tree beneath which he had just been standing. He was so grateful, he became the patron of the temple, repaired it to become more spacious.
When you wear these earrings, may you have luck throughout your day.
“You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.”