Made in Japan, this magnificent Japanese ARITA "Maneki Neko" porcelain teapot, with removable stainless steel strainer. The white "Maneki Neko", lucky cat is beautifully crafted in Arita. Arita started producing ceramics in the early 17th century. The Arita ceramics is valued for it's art and everyday usefulness. The Maneki Neko is a symbol of luck and success.