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.
Article last updated on 01 November 2013
by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
Cite this article:
Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Daikoku: Japanese God of Wealth (Japanese mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.