The Seven Lucky Gods in Their Treasure Boat

by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

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The Seven Lucky Gods in Their Treasure Boat by Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Seven Lucky Gods in Their Treasure Boat

Comments - Charming illustration of Japan's famous Seven Lucky Gods riding in their takarabune or treasure ship, which features a dragon at the prow. In the center, Daikoku plays a drum while Ebisu dances, his large red sea bream or red snapper on the deck beside him. At left, Hotei enjoys a cup of sake, while Bishamonten stands at top center, wearing armor and holding a miniature stupa. The kanji character on the sail reads "treasure." According to tradition, the gods arrive in port on their treasure ship on New Year's Eve to bring happiness to everyone in the coming year. A nice image of these beloved deities.

Artist - Meiji era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 10" x 14 3/4"

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Good overall.

The Seven Lucky Gods in Their Treasure Boat by Meiji era artist (unsigned)
The Seven Lucky Gods in Their Treasure Boat by Meiji era artist (unsigned)