Yamaneko Yacht Club (YYC) is a limited collection of 12,000 Yamaneko NFTs – unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Colloquially known as Metaverse Birthstones, Yamanekos (山猫) are rare Wildcats that exist to celebrate human existence through Juunishi (十二支), the Japanese Zodiac.
As legend has it, the Yamaneko (Wildcat) failed to be nominated as a member of the Japanese Zodiac (Juunishi) at the New Year's banquet hosted by the Jade Emperor.
As a redemptive gesture, the Yamaneko has been chosen to represent Juunishi in the Metaverse as part of the Yamaneko Yacht Club.
Yamanekos are Metaverse Birthstones representing a person’s period of birth. Each Metaverse Birthstone is meticulously crafted to reflect a birth year and has an elaborate zodiac kanji attribute on the chest that connects to one of the 12 Japanese Zodiac signs.
Yamanekos are stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on Arweave. Each Yamaneko is uniquely generated from over 277 possible traits.
Each Yamaneko is unique and represents one of the 12 blocks of the Japanese Zodiac (Juunishi) in the Metaverse. Each block represents a group of years (12 years apart) and is identified by an animal symbol.
Metaverse Birthstones each have a unique logo trait in their chest area that helps identify which zodiac it is connected to. The elaborate zodiac logo Kanji (Japanese writing) attribute can be found on the chest area of each Yamaneko’s clothing.
The 12 zodiac signs (Metaverse Birthstones) represented by each Yamaneko are as follows:
|Rabbit||Usagi - 兎||2023, 2011, 1999, 1987...|
|Tiger||Tora - 虎||2022, 2010, 1998, 1986...|
|Ox||Ushi - 牡牛||2021, 2009, 1997, 1985...|
|Rat||Nezumi - 鼠||2020, 2008, 1996, 1984...|
|Boar||Inoshishi - 猪||2019, 2007, 1995, 1983...|
|Dog||Inu - 犬||2018, 2006, 1994, 1982...|
|Rooster||Tori - 雄鳥||2017, 2005, 1993, 1981...|
|Monkey||Saru - 猿||2016, 2004, 1992, 1980...|
|Sheep||Hitsuji - 羊||2015, 2003, 1991, 1979...|
|Horse||Uma - 馬||2014, 2002, 1990, 1978...|
|Snake||Hebi - 蛇||2013, 2001, 1989, 1977...|
|Dragon||Tatsu - 竜||2012, 2000, 1988, 1976...|
EARLY ACCESS - Wednesday, 09/13/23 at 12.00 P.M. EST
PRESALE - Thursday, 09/14/23 TBD
PUBLIC - Thursday, 09/14/23 at 12.00 P.M. EST
EARLY ACCESS MINT - 0.012 ETH
PRESALE MINT - 0.06 ETH
PUBLIC MINT - 0.085 ETH
EARLY ACCESS MINT - Up to 6,000 Yamanekos will be available to mint.
PRESALE/PUBLIC MINT - 6,000 Yamanekos, plus any unclaimed in the Early Access Mint.