Japan certainly did not let her down. There were waving kitties for sale everywhere!
They were even in advertisements and posters:
We also saw some very interesting maneki neko on display in restaurants:
As an exciting bonus, we even happened upon some real (but not waving!) kitties in Osaka:
But this story is about waving kitties and Nicci's collection. She managed to collect 6 in all, and at least one in each city we visited: Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. Look how happy she was collecting them:
Look at how pretty they look in her new, expanded collection!!