Beautiful Silk Japanese Hanging Scroll Seven Deities of Goodluck XX century
Size: 46.5cm wide,127cm high
Material: Silk and Fabric
Roller ends: Ceramic
Condition: Antique items may have creases, stains or damage so please see photos.
Object Literature: In Japanese mythology, the Seven Lucky Gods or Seven Gods of Fortune are believed to grant good luck. They all began as remote and impersonal gods, but gradually became much closer canonical figures for certain professions and Japanese arts.
The Seven Gods are:
Daikokuten: He is the God of commerce and prosperity, and he is also considered a demon hunter. This God is characterized by his smile; by his short legs and by the hat on his head.
Bishamonten: He comes from the Hindu God Kubera (Vaisravana) and is the God of luck in war and battles, also associated with authority and dignity. He is the protector of those who follow the rules and behave appropriately. He is represented dressed in armour and a helmet, carrying a pagoda in his left hand.
Benzaiten: She also comes from Hinduism and is the Japanese adaptation of the Hindu goddess Saraswati and she is the patron of artists, writers, dancers, and geisha . She is represented as a smart, beautiful woman caring a biwa, a Japanese traditional lute-like instrument, and is normally accompanied by a white snake.
Kichijōten: She is the Japanese equivalent of the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, has the traits of beauty, happiness, and fertility.