Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

DAIKOKU

Shinto Wealth God

Also known as DAIKOKUTEN

Picture of the Japanese Wealth God Daikoku from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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

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