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For that reason, I have devoted most of my research to the three Hindu deva. Today images of the seven appear with great frequency in Japan. Children are told to place a picture of this ship or of Baku, the nightmare eater under their pillows on the evening of January first.
Local custom says if they have a good dream that night, they will be lucky for the whole year. The origin of the group is unclear, although most scholars point to the Muromachi era and the late 15th century.
By the 19th century, most major cities had developed special pilgrimage circuits for the seven. These pilgrimages remain well trodden in contemporary times, but many people now use cars, buses, and trains to move between the sites.
In the beginning, Benzaiten was not a member of the ensemble. Why the number seven? Earliest extant pictorial example of all seven in the standard set.
Above photos from art historian Patricia Graham. The artist has placed the figures in an outdoor setting, beneath a pine tree, dressed in the attire of the upper classes and engaged in a lively drinking party in which participants play musical instruments, dance and sing.
The composition so resembles that used by academic Ming dynasty painters in their portrayal of the Eight Daoist Immortals that such pictures, known to have been imported to Japan in the Edo period, must be considered their prototype. Probably only in the second half of the seventeenth century did the conception of a set of seven deities of good fortune coalesce.
But even then, the set had not become universally standardized. Photo from this J-site. Seven Gods of Good Fortune, the standard set, early 19th century. The image of Hotei holding huge white bag by Hokusai Katsushika.
On the night between Jan. If you have a lucky dream that night, you will be lucky for the whole year, but you must not tell anyone about your dream -- if you do, you forfeit its power. Often auspicious cranes and tortoises are depicted in the sky and the sea.
Although the origin of treasure-boat paintings is not clear, one Edo-period record indicates that they were started in the Muromachi period. Allows one to perform good deeds without being seen. A long loose flowing garment giving one the gift of flight.
Brings forth money when struck against an object or when shaken. Common attribute of Daikokuten. Includes an inexhaustible cache of treasures, including food and drink.
Common attribute of Hotei. The treasure house is symbolized by the stupa pagoda held by Bishamonten. Scarves and clothing were considered treasures in ancient times and used in various rituals. Not sure of its meaning here. Shows the Seven Lucky Gods on their dragon-headed treasure ship.
The dragon is a symbol of treasure and a protector of both shrines and temples. Auspicious and long-lived cranes appear in the sky. Edo-period to painting of the seven on their dragon-headed boat. Wood, cm X cm.
It also depicts the luck-bringing crane, Mount Fuji, and the red-rising sun. Photo from this this J-site location not given. Photo from this this J-site. The boat is typically shaped like a dragon, but in this print it is shaped like a catfish namazu.Dairy Industry news and features.
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