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The special Beckoning Cat presented to the Renault F1 team

What is carbon fiber?

Light, strong and flexible carbon fibers are also used in airplanes and F1 race car bodies as the lightweight material to replace metals. Another characteristic of carbon fiber is its expression changes according to the direction of light. The more curved the surface is, the more beautiful it becomes, and the thicker the clear layer on the surface, the deeper it looks.

Beckoning Cat Hybrid of Tradition (Natural lacquer) and Technology (Carbon fiber)

The difficulty we faced in the early stage, however, was that the attractive carbon fiber patterns became no longer visible when its surface covered with a thick lacquer layer. We found the lacquer process was a problem. Around that time, we met with Kazuo Atano a traditional Japanese craftsman, who specialized in the Hida Shunkei paint technique in Takayama, Gifu. When using the Hida Shunkei lacquering technique on wood, the natural grain of the wood shines through, celebrating the warmth of the wood beneath. As the carbon fiber patterns on the beckoning Cat are the essence of its beauty, we thought that his lacquer technique was the best solution for our problem. The surface applied with his lacquer looks smooth and shiny with a deep reddish purple color while showing the carbon fiber patterns. We found the Hida Shunkei Paint process a perfect solution for the carbon fiber coating.



What is Beckoning Cat?

Beckoning cat ‘maneki-neko’ is a traditional Japanese lucky charm believed to bring good luck. It is a traditional cat figurine commonly seen in the home & on business premises. While a raised right paw brings good luck & wealth, a Beckoning cat with a raised left paw is supposed to bring in customers. .



The special Beckoning Cat presented to the Renault F1 team

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan
Specification
  • Material: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) / Epoxy resin / Natural lacquar
  • Dimensions: H19cm (7.5 inches)
  • Weight: 70g (2.5 oz)
Kindly Note For the reason, production quantity is limited to one piece per month, of the Beckoning Cat respectively.

All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.

Carbon Fiber Beckoning Cat - figurine

SKU: F007-3124-01

MADNESS by Futaba Model

¥ 139,608
Approx. USD 1,335.35

Shipping Fee

¥ 4,500
(Approx. USD 43.04)
Gift wrapping available
  • Beckoning Cat

    F007-3124-01

    ¥ 139,608
    Domestic: Delivery in 31-32 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

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Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
Japan:
¥ 648
Overseas:
Estimated Delivery Date
Japan:
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
Overseas:
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Track
Japan:
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
Overseas:
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 108JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 540JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

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