Sunday, 1 January 2012

Good luck for the New Year

In Japanese, the Seven Gods of Luck are called Shichifukujin 「七福神」, from shichi 七 = seven, fuku 福 = happiness, good fortune and kami, jin 神 = god. The museum has a beautiful representation of Takarabune. In the ship are Fukurokuju (God of happiness, wisdom, longevity, virility and fertility), Hotei (God of happiness, satisfaction and abundance), Juroujin (God of longevity) and in the second row Bishamonten (God of war and warriors), Ebisu (God of good fortune, commerce and honest work), Benzaiten (Goddess of arts and knowledge) and Daikokuten (God of wealth and prosperity).

The  Museum will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. Please note that the café is closed from the end of November until mid-February.

Happy New Year! あけましておめでとう!

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