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Maneki neko most often feature a colorful bib attached to their necks. Bibs, referred to as kibuse, frequently appear on cats and dogs in Edo period (1615–1868) woodblock prints. Bibs range from a simple cord and bell to an ornately patterned and colorful accessory. Many bibs display symbols of good luck and fortune. This exhibition was made possible by a generous loan from Mingei International Museum. "Maneki Neko: Japan's Beckoning Cat" is on display post-security, in Terminal 2. http://bit.ly/BeckoningCats

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This image was posted on August 16, 2018.