Ninja Corps Head MikemaruTakayuki Hibino, 2022
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This character is Mikemaru, the captain of the maneki-neko ninja troops. Mikemaru is the white cat.
Maneki-neko is an ornamental japanese beckoning cat. It is believed to draw happiness and customers. Such a beckoning cat averts disaster with its ninja character and attracts fortune. You can find them in restaurants and shops or houses in Japan. They often place several maneki-neko with different colors and postures at store fronts, wishing to receive several benefits.