Japanese Mythology

DAIKOKU

Shinto Wealth God

Also known as DAIKOKUTEN

Good Fortune God of Wealth Counseling

A team member of the Seven God Luck Gods, the SHICHI-FUKUJIN.

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 is also associated with the Buddhist MAHAKALA with whom he may share a manifestation or two.

Daikoku Facts and Figures

Name: Daikoku
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: DAIKOKUTEN

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wealth
Area of expertise: Wealth

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care

Article last updated on 19 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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