Collection: Shichifukujin - Seven lucky gods.

In Japanese mythology, the "Shichifukujin - (JP:七福神)" - (often erroneously translated as "The Seven Gods of Luck, Bliss, Good Fortune, Prosperity, Happiness" etc.) - Are a septet of gods associated with fortune, wealth and luck in Japan. Notably, they have their origins in other regions and religions (such as China & Indias; Taoism,  Buddhism & Hinduism (With the exception of a couple, one from japan and another which was based on an actual person.) - Gradually, they became "household deitys" and became closely associated with canonical figures associated with certain professions and Japanese Arts; as such they are a mainstay in Pop-culture, Art, Music, Noh Theatre, Shrines, and Folklore. - They are most popularly associated with various lunar new years festivities, and other commerce related holidays & various religious events. - They are quite often depicted together, riding a magical dragon boat called the Takarabune (JP: 宝船 ) carrying various magical treasures & dreams of good fortune for the upcoming year. [One such example is at the end of Toriyama Sekiens, Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro."]

• The 'traditional' Seven lucky gods are as follows:

Daikoku, Ebisu, Bezaiten, Bishamon, Jurojin, Hotei, Fukurokuju*, Kichijoten*

[ * = "often omitted or swapped out." For clarity, in addition to these lucky gods, below I will also be listing a few other 'less talked about "Lucky Gods, Charms, folkloric Figures & Yokai" that are either loosely associated with the Shichifukujin (Such as Baku, Fukusuke, Hyottoko & Billiken) or are otherwise similarly associated with luck &/or new years as well! ]
4 products
  • Fukusuke - 福助 - 'Lucky boy' doll sticker
    Fukusuke - 福助 - 'Lucky boy' doll sticker
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    $7.00
  • Baku - 獏 - [Yokai]
    Baku - 獏 - [Yokai]
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    $8.00
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    $8.00
  • Kotobuki - 寿 - [Yokai]
    Kotobuki - 寿 - [Yokai]
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    $7.00
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    $7.00
  • Billiken - [Charm/Critter/Yokai]
    Billiken - [Charm/Critter/Yokai]
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    $7.00
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    $7.00