The Jin Chu (Chan Chu) is most commonly translated as “Money Toad “ or “Money Frog”.It represents a popular Feng Shui charm for prosperity. This mythical creature is said to appear during the full moon near houses or businesses that will soon receive good news(understood to be wealth-related). The Jin Chu is usually depicted as a bullfrog with red eyes,flared nostrils and only 1 hind leg (for a total of three legs), with a coin in its mouth. On its back it often displays seven spots symbolizing the Big Dipper. Jin Chu helps attract and protect wealth and guards against bad luck. Because it symbolizes the flow of money, Feng Shui lore insists that a Jin Chu statue should not be positioned facing the main door outward, but rather facing inward near the entrance to welcome the good fortune and keep it within.
This soapstone money toad measures 4.5" long by 3.0" wide and stands 1.75" tall.