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Marimo Balls and Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Terrarium
Here is a wonderful combo of two Japanese favorites that signify good fortune, love and happiness.
Marimo Moss Balls and Maneki Neko make a purrfect gift!
This little orb/globe glass vessel measures 3 1/2" tall and 4 1/4" wide (at widest point) with a 3" opening.It holds a precious little Tyber Katz Maneki Neko cast stone sculpture that is 1" tall and 5 Marimo Balls of various sizes ranging from micro babies 1/4" tall to Big Papa that is 1" tall. Sizes are approximate. The glass magnifies the Marimos so they appear even larger in the water. Additional Mini Maneki Neko Cat Sculpture is available as an option.
Included are some unusual shells, tiny interesting stones (including sea jade) and some beautiful locally collected beach glass and sea fan. You can add other elements to personalize it even further.

About Marimo Balls:
These delightful little balls of algae originate in Lake Akan Japan. They are revered and adopted as "pets" in Japanese homes and offices and are believed to bring good luck. Commonly called Moss Balls. They require very little care, just place in indirect light, and change the water out every two weeks. They enjoy being gently scuttled around by your finger (or chopstick) as they would by the lake currents, this keeps them green on all sides and healthy.
Eventually they propagate by dividing into smaller spheres.

About Maneki Neko:
What is Maneki Neko? Maneki Neko is the name for Japanese Fortune Cat.
A Japanese cultural icon, it is regarded as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and success.
Maneki = Beckoning Neko = Cat
A legend of the Maneki Neko is below.

You will receive:
One Maneki Neko Sculpture
** Additional Maneki Neko is available as an option
Five Marimo Moss Balls
Glass Vessel (as shown)
Stones,Various shells (well vary)
Pieces of natural beach glass, sea fan
Care Instructions for your Marimos
Just add water and love.

This terrarium is shipped via Priority Mail (for USA). It should be delivered within the same week that it is shipped. The Marimo Balls are packaged in a sealed plastic bag that will maintain enough moisture for the trip. They can handle being out of the water safely for up to 3 weeks. All the items are wrapped separately and securely.
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What is Maneki Neko?
"The Cat of Goutoku Temple"

Around 1650, in the Setagaya ward of Tokyo, there was a temple called Goutoku, which was very poor.The monk who took care of the place, lived there with his beloved cat. One day he told it, "I wish you could return the favor for my having taken care of you so well." A few days later, the wealthy samurai Naotaka Ii, Lord of Hikone Castle, and his hunting party ventured into the temple's compound.He told the monk, "We were walking by when a cat at the front gate beckoned us in with its paw.May we rest here?" Soon after that, a fierce storm came but Ii and his party were spared from it.While waiting for the storm to pass, the warrior became impressed with the monk's nobleness and the cat's spiritual attitude, and decided to be the temple's patron, thus rescuing it from poverty.Years later, when the cat had died, the monk buried it within the compound. In memorial to his beloved lost pet, he constructed a stone replica of it. Afterward, rumors spread throughout the surrounding community that prayers made to the image, actually came true.Thus, the traditional belief of the maneki neko began.

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stone sculpture, beach glass, glass, marimo balls, sea fan, shells, beach stones
  • Feedback: 558 reviews
  • Ships from California, United States to select countries.