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The Seven Gods of Wealth and Fortune in Japan

Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

七福神 – Seven Fortune Gods

In Japan we have seven gods(goddess) for wealth and fourtune. And these gods(godess) are enshrined at several shrines through Japan.

We call these seven gods(goddess) as “七福神(しちふくじん-shichifukujin)”. The origins of these gods(godess) are from China and India.

Each member of these seven god(goddess) are as follow;

  • 恵比寿(えびす-ebisu)–God for business. Originally fishery god.
  • 大黒天(だいこくてん-daikokuten)–God for foods and wealth.
  • 毘沙門天(びしゃもんてん-bishamonten)–God for fortune and virtue. Originally god for military arts.
  • 弁才天 or 弁財天(べんざいてん-benzaiten)–Goddess for Music, intelligence, talent and wealth.
  • 福禄寿(ふくろくじゅ-fukurokuju)–God for happiess, wealth and longevity.
  • 寿老人(じゅろうじん-juroujin)–God for longevity.
  • 布袋(ほてい-hotei)–God for harmonious personality and wealth prosperity.
Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

七福神 – Seven Fortune Gods

Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 七福神

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Business and Fishery

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 恵比寿

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Foods and Wealth

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 大黒天

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Fortune, Virtue and Military Arts

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 毘沙門天

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Goddess for Music, Intelligence, Talent and Wealth

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Goddess for Music, Intelligence, Talent and Wealth

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 弁才天/ 弁財天

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Happiness, Longevity and Wealth

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 福禄寿

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Longevity

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 寿老人

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

God for Personality and Wealth

One of Japanese 7 Fortune Gods

Hiragana for 布袋

Japanese Word Stroke Order for 七福神

Stroke Order for 七福神

Stroke Order for 七福神

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