Shichifukujin 七福神 (Seven gods of good fortune)
“Shichifukujin” are the seven gods of good fortune which are believed to arrive on a ship.
Today about “Shichifukujin”.
They are believed to bring people good fortune.
The origin of gods are mainly from India and China, without one.
“Shichifukujin” means seven gods of good fortune.
So, there are seven gods, which have each roll.
The fat and happy god of abundance and good health
God of longevity.
God of happiness, wealth and longevity.
God of warriors.
Goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, especially music.
God of wealth, commerce and trade.
God of fishers or merchants, often depicted carrying a sea bream.
Ebisu is the only god which originally from Japan.
Nowadays, many people visit shrines and temples which house “shichifukujin” statues in New Year’s season.