Yet another beautiful composition featuring familiar elements - the cat, the girl, and the soft sunlight streaming through the window.
Historically, cats have been revered in many societies, and particularly in the Japanese culture the furry felines are highly regarded as symbols of good luck. The popular Japanese cat figurine maneki-neko (招き猫, 'beckoning cat') is typically believed to bring about blessings. The figurine is often of a cat with its paw in an upright position as if beckoning.
According to Japanese legend, a landlord witnessed a cat waving a paw at him. Intrigued by this gesture, he came close to the cat when suddenly a lightning bolt struck the exact place he was previously standing in. The landlord believed that his good fortune was because of the cat’s actions. Hence, the beckoning hand became a symbol of good luck.
My little sister wants cat like that... I can imagine her in this picture...