Red snapper has been considered a fish for good luck because of its red body colour and its connection to the word "me-de-tai めでたい" meaning congratulations. The red snapper as a whole, from head to tail is a must for celebrations as it means "to be complete from beginning to end". The seven gods of good fortune, Ebisu-sama, also carry a red snapper.
The paper mache cat is prayed at Manzoku Inari Shrine in Higashiyama, Kyoto. Hariko is a traditional Japanese toy made of Japanese paper. It has a fortune paper inside and can be used as a decoration after the fortune paper has been taken out and read. The fortune paper is written in Japanese.
Please note that each item is handmade and may vary in size and shape.