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DAIKOKU

A picture showing the legend of DAIKOKU taken from our Japanese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Japanese Gods, Japanese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Good Fortune God of Wealth Counseling.

He sits on a ball of rice beating his sack with a hammer. The sack then becomes full of goodies. (This never happens when we hit the sack.)

DAIKOKU is a great alternative to Santa Claus — no messing with chimneys and not a reindeer in sight. He's also a team member of the Seven God Luck Gods. See SHICHI-FUKU-JIN.

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Article last updated on 10 January 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT DAIKOKU : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : DAIKOKU
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 488

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