Onomichi Komono Manekineko Workshop (おのみち小物招き猫工房)

Onomichi Komono Manekineko Workshop is a manekineko (beckoning cat) store located in the precincts of Hodoji Kannondo Temple in Onomichi. A beckoning cat is a cat ornament that originated in Japan and is posed to invite people in with its paws. It is an item of good luck that has been placed in stores in Japan for a long time to promote business prosperity and ward off evil. At the Onomichi Komono Manekineko Workshop, you can paint a pure white papier-mâché manekineko to call your own, which would also make a popular gift or souvenir.

At the Onomichi Komono Manekineko Workshop, you can create your own original manekineko by coloring a pure white manekineko figurine with a paintbrush. In Japan, the beckoning cat is believed to be a messenger of good luck, bringing good fortune, good health, and success in love. Feel free to go wild with the design and make the best manekineko you can!


10-3, Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays: 10:00 - 15:30
Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays: 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday - Thursday
※ Temporarily closed