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7/17/2011

Seven Gods of Good Luck

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. Daikoku and Ebisu 大黒と恵比寿 art motives .
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Shichi-Fukujin, Shichifukujin 七福神 Seven Gods of Good Luck

The main introduction is here in the Daruma Museum:
. Seven Gods of Good Luck .

Here I try to present more information related to local toys.

. Benten, Benzaiten 弁天 弁財天 .

. Bishamonten 毘沙門天 .

. Daikoku Ten 大黒天 .

. Ebisu 恵比寿 .

. Hotei 布袋 Pu-Tai .


Fukurokujuu 福禄寿
Juroojin 寿老人




- - - - - and not to forget
. Fukusuke 福助 - fuku no kami 福の神 .

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Pilgrimages to seven temples are quite common.

This one is in the Miura peninsula 三浦半島, close enough to Tokyo for a New Year excursion.



You get a stamp at each temple.

source : www.miura7.com/

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They come during the New Year celebrations as a helper for an auspicious dream, in a treasure boat!

. Takarabune 宝船 / 宝舟 treasure ship .



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Various items with these deities
七福神グッズ館 (hisamaro Annex)


Clay bells from all of Japan

Sano dorei 佐野土鈴 clay bells from Sano
They are made in the town of Sano, Tochigi, since the Taisho period.
They were planned to be figures for bonkei, miniature landscape gardens on trays.
bonkei doogu 盆景道具
They became clay bells in the Showa period.
They are plain fired and have no color.



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Ebisu and Daikoku are the most famous pair of these deities.



clay bells from Nakano 中野土人形
Nagano 長野県

source : hisamaro

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Kokeshi dolls from all parts of Japan



山形作並系こけし from Sakunami Hot Spring, Yamagata







七福神だるま kokeshi like Daruma dolls









Takarabune 宝船 こけし Dolls in a Lucky Ship

source : zenmaitarow




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kokeshi with Ebisu and Daikoku



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Ema 絵馬 votive tablets from various temples



from temple Renkooji 蓮光寺
Musashi, Kanto


Explore this page, take your time :
(there are even Kitty chan dolls like these deities ...)



source : hisamaro

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mimikaki 耳かき七福神セット earcleaners

and a few more goods :
source : sitihukujin.html


. Mimikaki 耳掻き Earcleaners and Daruma .


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. Shamoji, shakuji 杓文字, 杓、シャモジ rice scoop .
Miyajima shamoji 宮島しゃもじ rice paddles



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A pilgrimage to seven temples in Tokyo



At each temple you get a small Daruma-like doll.
七福神ダルマ


Temple Banryuuji 蟠龍寺 Banryu-Ji

Seven Gods of Good Luck
New Year Pilgrimage in Edo, especially in Asakusa
It takes about 3 hours for the whole walk.
浅草名所七福神巡り
source : www.asahi-mullion.com


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Seven Lucky Gods
. Reference .


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Seven Lucky Gods of Japan
15TH CENTURY ORIGIN
17TH CENTURY and SEVEN VIRTUES
WHY THE NUMBER SEVEN ?
and much more details are here :
source : Mark Schumacher


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H A I K U

Fukurokujuu 福禄寿




柴門や詣でじまひの福禄寿
水原秋櫻子

はつ空や有の福禄寿無の悪魔
言水

夕刊のインクの中の福禄寿
曾根毅




ema votive tablet from temple Iriya Kishimojin 入谷鬼子母神




ema from shrine Goryoo jinja 御霊神社, Enoshima

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Juroojin 寿老人



一福は杖肩にせる寿老人
清崎敏郎




ema from temple Myooryuuji 妙隆寺 Myoryu-Ji




The main introduction is here in the Daruma Museum:
. Seven Gods of Good Luck .


. Daikoku Dolls - this BLOG .

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. Japan after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011

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