Antique brass image of Daikoku, Japan’s god of wealth and good fortune. Daikoku is one of the most famous and celebrated gods within the Japanese Shinto (native religion of Japan). Daikoku is one of seven popular luck gods collectively known as Shichifukujin. These famous gods (six male and one female) are frequently seen together in Japanese art, often on a boat sailing the seas of fortune.
japaneseaesthetics: Netsuke in the shape of a snarling tiger. Early 19th century, Japan, by artist Chingendo Hidemasa. Ivory with staining, sumi e, inlays. LACMA (Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection
Nuribotoke / 塗仏 (an animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs) from the Hyakkai-Zukan, ca. 1737 by Sawaki Suushi. They are portrayed as similar in appearance to the Buddha but with largely bloated stomachs and occasionally having a catfish's tail. #japan #myth #youkai #world #gods