A maneki-neko with its left paw up is to bring business, and a maneki-neko with its right paw up is to bring money and good fortune.
Sometimes there are maneki-neko with both paws raised in the air. It means to bring both business and money, and can also represent protection. Maneki-neko with different colors have different meanings.For example, a white maneki-neko is for happiness, and a green maneki-neko is for good health.
The maneki-neko often holds a big coin.This coin was worth a lot of money 150 years ago.