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160901-0038 - Gods of Fortune


Outside Meiji 1900s Unknown

Hikifuda (引札), a print used as an advertising flyer by local shops. They were popular from the 1800s through the 1920s.

This print shows Ebisu (恵比寿, left), Daikokuten (大黒天, center) and Benzaiten (弁才天 or 弁財天, right), three of the Seven Gods of Fortune (七福神 Shichi Fukujin), who were believed to grant good fortune to people. They were an essential part of traditional Japanese New Year celebrations.

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