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Seven lucky gods
© Sasagawa Kazuya

954: Seven lucky gods (Kazuya)

The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi-fuku-jin) are an assemblage of deities from all across Asia, who are invariably seen as bringers of treasure. They do look a merry lot!

From left to right (same numbers as the key on the box), they are:

  1. Bishamonten, Indian god of war and treasure
  2. Fukurokuju, Chinese god of wisdom
  3. Benzaiten, Indian goddess of the arts
  4. Jurojin, Chinese god of longevity
  5. Hotei, Chinese god of happiness
  6. Daikokuten, Indian (Mahakala) god of five cereals
  7. Ebisu, Japanese god of commerce

Mark Schumacher's page has lots more on the Seven Lucky Gods

Born in Tokyo in 1930, Sasagawa Kazuya is a traditional artist with a particular affection for the jovial Seven Gods, it seems. Kazuya is his given name, with which he signs and seals his pictures, in the usual way.

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An Epoch puzzle: 954 pieces; 102 x 34 cm (40" x 13")
Code: E09001 (09-001 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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