DAIKOKU

#3014

Scroll
Ink on paper, mounting on silk
Signature: Syunsō (1751-1835)
28.8×96 cm (33.2 x 176 cm)

福寿
万年春
八十三翁春叢

FUKUJYU
MANNNENN HARU
83 years old SHUNSŌ

(I wish) The happiness and the longevity
10,000 springs (for everybody)

Daikoku is one of seven gods of happiness in Japan. It is said that one Daikoku is already good for happiness and prosperity, so 3 Daikoku in one form is much stronger. This one has a face of Daikoku in the middle, the right has a face of Bishamonten, and the left has a face of Benzaiten.

Shunsō was a leader monk of Myōshin-ji temple (Rinzai Sect) in Kyoto. He left many calligraphies and zenga and this motif’s paintings also. Probably he prayed the peaceful happiness for everybody.

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