Daikokuten evolved from the Buddhist. Form of the Indian deity. The name is the Japanese equivalent of. The Hindu name for Shiva. The god enjoys an exalted position as a household deity in Japan.
Daikoku's association with wealth and prosperity precipitated a custom known as fukunusubi, or "theft of fortune". This custom started with the belief that whoever stole divine figures was assured of good fortune if not caught in the act.
The toshi-no-ichi (year-end market) held at Senso-ji. Became the main venue of the sale and disposal of such images by the fortune-seekers. The Japanese also maintain the symbol of Mahakala as a monogram.The traditional pilgrims climbing the holy Mount Ontake. (a kind of white scarf) with the seed syllable. Daikoku is variously considered to be the god of wealth, or of the household, particularly the kitchen. He is recognized by his wide face, smile, and a flat black hat. He is often portrayed holding a golden mallet.
Otherwise known as the "mallet of fortune", and is seen seated on bales of rice. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Statues". The seller is "cosmic_goods" and is located in this country: US.
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