This artwork by Filipino artist May Ann Licudine a.k.a. “Mall” is simply amazing. There is so much going on, and the details are fantastic. While not in the traditional maneki neko pose, the cat dons the traditional collar and bell and is also holding a gold coin. I just love how happy he looks, and I love all of the Japanese elements, especially the daruma dolls and pandas.
I was happy to find this wonderful piece of art in my search for a maneki neko to post, because all of Mall’s art is really quite lovely. You can find more of her work on her blog, DeviantArt, and Flickr. She also has a store where you can buy her original artwork as well as prints.