|Japanese Bobtail - Benji - Photo copyright Helmi Flick|
The Japanese Bobtail is famous for the manufactured ornaments, figurines and statues of this cat that are sold in shops and which are outside shops and other establishments for good luck in business. These are the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat).
The other point of note is that this cat has an exceptionally long history going back over 1000 years. Did this breed arrive from China, Korea or the Kuril Islands? Was the ancestor the same cat that produced the Kurilian Bobtail?
They have a powder puff tail that is unique in design to each individual cat. If you would like to read and see more click on this link.