An exhibition of cat-themed good luck mascots from across Japan is being held at a gallery in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
About 1,000 items featuring cats with beckoning paws are being showcased in the annual exhibition in Kudamatsu City.
They include ornaments, measuring from 3 to 60 centimeters tall, dishes showing images of luck-inviting cats and cat-themed figures wearing facemasks.
At the exhibit, a couple in their 50s said they love cats. They added that they wished they could get all the items on display, as each cat face looks different and cute.