Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The seven gods of fortune are the seven lucky gods of the Japanese mythology.
The gods are: Jurojin (god of wisdom), Fukurokuju (God of longevity), Benzaiten (goddess of art and beauty), Bishamontei (god of warriors), Hotei (god of abundance and good health), Daikokuten (god of commerce and trade), and Ebisu (god of fishers and merchants).
All the gods are based on China’s eight immortals, with the exception of Ebisu.
There is a hike in Ogose, Saitama that visits temples dedicated to each of the seven gods.