I find it is interesting to have some sort of superstition, everyone has it actually even though some does not notice it. The most famous one is probably of Valentino Rossi who bend for a few seconds next to his bike and then get on it. However I like this small statue for my superstition that it might help a little for giving me luck. Actually this lucky cat is very famous and you can actually find it in allot of Asian companies for giving them wealth or luck. However some might think it is Chinese because allot of Chinese stores and restaurants got it, but actually it is Japanese and you can see it very well on this one, it is hold a drum with a small Daruma doll on it. This is another Japanese religion where you can buy this doll and paint the right eye and make a wish with it. However this one already got it prepainted though. Also this statue is just a nice decoration plus I put all my loose change in it.
Actually made these picture with a rather different scene setup then normal to get a total white background. Normally I put just a white sheet behind the product to get the white background and use allot of lighting. But I have light box which I normally use as one light source but now I am using it as the background, and use my flash to light up the front. It actually works quite well and has totally no odd shadows I need remove. Also I placed a transparent plastic canister under it is which does not show because it it so transparent. It is a great setup for non transparent product, will for keep this setup in mind for other product photography projects.