Japanese Old Daikokuten God Clay Figure

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1960: Item # 925481

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This clay figure, 'tsuchi-ningyo', is the image of Daikokuten who is one of Seven Gods of Fotune (Hichifukujin). Daikokuten is traditionally considered as a god of wealth and prosperity and is also regarded as the god of household, particularly in the kitchen. This figure possesses a warm and peaceful atmosphere and the god is standing on the top of two rice barrels. The interior of the figure is hollow and there is a small piece of ceramic ball inside to create a rustically charming sound. Ca. Early to Mid 1900s. Dimensions: 4 3/4"high 3"wide