Fukurokuju

Ink on paper | 8.4 x 10.1in | c. 1700

Ogata Kōrin

Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichi fukujin), a group of deities adopted into Japanese mythology from China as early as the 15th century. Fukurokuju's distinguishing feature is an elongated cranium, probably suggesting the vas...
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