Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


Seven Gods of Good Fortune

Japanese Paper
1.18 W x 0.78 H in


About the work

“To summon and convey good luck and fortune”

Towards the end of Edo era, the worshipping of Seven Goof Fortune for the fulfillment of one’s great hopes became popular throughout Japan. The practice of visiting a shrine or a temple during marsu-no-uchi (the new year week) is said to be the origin of the present day custom of hatsu-moude, the first. As a symbol of revival and recovery, Sukeroku has transformed the Seven Gods of Good Fortune into self-righting dolls that come back to an upright position when knocked over.

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