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KICHIJOTEN

Japanese Beauty Goddess

Also known as Kichijoten, KICHIJO-TEN, KISHIJO-TEN, Kisshōten, Kisshoten, Kisshoutennyo, Kichijōten

Picture of the Buddhist Beauty Goddess Kichijoten from our Buddhist mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Luck and Beauty

She’s a real gem. At least, that’s what she holds to bring you good luck. She has special responsibility for Geisha girls, singers and dancers. She also loves a good Japanese opera.

Her brother is the lucky warrior god Bishamon. Sometimes she joins him in the Shichi Fukujin when Jurojin or Fukurokuju need time off.

There are conflicting accounts of her background. She may once have been a version of Lakshmi who went wandering into China as Gong De Tian and bumped into some budding Buddhism.

Some references claim that she is a daughter of Kishimojin. We are not sure about this — has anyone caught her eating pomegranates?

Kichijoten Facts and Figures

Name: Kichijoten
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Kichijoten, KICHIJO-TEN, KISHIJO-TEN, Kisshōten, Kisshoten, Kisshoutennyo, Kichijōten

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Beauty
Area of expertise: Beauty

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Article last revised on November 20, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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