Thursday, 23 August 2007

maneki neko

Yesterday night I passed by a shop full of these Japanese lucky cats.
It has become quite normal to see them standing not only in japanese reaturants but also next to cashiers of shops around Europe

vonblum will not only be a space where you will come and relax for breakfast or simply browse through the lovely things. The stories and the origins of the products will add to our story. So, as any worthy shop should have a maneki neko, we also decided to add them in our cyberspace - with it's story :) ENJOY

"There was once an old and lonely man who owned a small shop.
The man had no family and consequently relied solely on his shop for income. Business was very bad and the old man was running out of food and had no money to buy more. The day came that he cooked his last bowl of rice. Just as he sat to eat his last meal a small and hungry kitten came to him and rubbed against his leg mewing and purring pleadingly. After a time the old man thought that while he had nothing left to live for, the cat was still young and had a full life ahead of it, and so he gave the last of his food to the little cat. The next day the old man awoke and as he made preparations to die there came a steady stream of customers through his doors. At the end of a very busy day, the old man, wondering at this turn of events, searched for the cause and found the small cat sitting upright by his front door beckoning to all who passed by."

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