Asakusa sightseeing Seven Lucky Gods

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There are nine shrines and temples in Asakusa sightseeing seven lucky gods."9 will change the number, 1 will change, change seventh, seven and make it nine.It is due to what originated from the ancestor that nine are pigeons and have meaning to be harvested, and the number of heaven and earth, easy to express yang.
In Asakusa, which has an old history, there are famous marks in various places around Kannon's precincts.Those who are doing the Asakusa Shichigami god please also ask these famous marks on the way and ask for the image of Edo culture.


It is a powerful guardian deity of demonic divination in Mahakala God in ancient India.As it spreads to Japan in Buddhism, it became worshiped as a god of warriors on the one hand, and on the other hand as a god of kitchen which controls food.
In this way, I had two sides of the Fukujin and the army god in the old days, but in the Muromachi era, gradually the Japanese readers of "Okuoku" and "Daigoku" gradually became Japan It became to be traced to the powers of the great powers counted as the traditional gods (the mister of the large).
And as faith became popularized, the deity of the great country was added to the guardian deity of the old kitchen, and it was widely fused as a god of food and treasure, and the character of the gods god weakened and it reached today as a god of Fukutoku It is.

Sensoji temple

Ebisu God is the only god born in Japan among the Seven Lucky Gods.As a god from the ocean, a blessing from the ocean, that is, a fishery that brings a big catch, among the rustic birth of Japanese faith, we are gathering the respect for those who pray for invitation and fortune for a long time.

Asakusa Shrine

Bishamonten is Bishurabana of ancient India.It is also called "Takkyuten" since he always kept the dojo of the Buddha and heard the method well.It is normal to wear a yellow armor on the body, have a treasure tower on the left hand, a hologram or a treasure stick on the right hand, and step on evil with the form of anger.
The treasure tower on the left is a virtue that brings blessings, the floor of the right hand is a god who gives treasure and brings courage and determination to the heart, from the point of showing evil that pays evil and demon, and gives a spirit of futility together.

Breaking mountain holy weather

Imoto Shrine

Shiina Shrine

Fukuroku has a mild appearance of gray hair face, age is said to be several thousand years, as a god of love that gives three love of fulfillment: Fuku (happiness) and Luke (life and economic stability) and Longevity (healthy and long-lived) We collect people's respect.

Hotei Buddha was a Zen priest who existed in China in the back train of China (early 10th century), and said the name as a contract.
Always looking smilingly Appearance Fascinating, body hypertrophy, wearing coarse clothes make you feel the size of a person who is not obsessed with things.
Always traveling around the country on a shoulder seeking a clothes bag, playing with the child, evil spirit, no worries, there is no fear, the body does not get wet even when sleeping in heavy snow, sometimes people forecasting sunny weather and uchida It is said that he gathered the respect of his respect.
I believe that the gods were incarnation of Maitreya Bodhisattva, when they were lost in Sadaki Mizumi 3 (917), they respected and believed in the image width.

The head temple

It is said that the god of Taoism, an ancient founder of the Taoism in China, is said to have been sanctified, this figure is said to be the incarnation of the Antarctic star, a figure with a cane wearing scrolls with long white hair and longevity written with longevity is drawn I will.In addition, there are times when we are leaving the 2,000 year old Xuanwu.

Benzaitten, the only woman in the Seven Lucky Gods, is a goddess of a rich river named Saraspati of ancient India and is said to have the wisdom, arts and the gifts of property.In particular it is believed there is a virtue to turn a bad voice into a beautiful voice like the babbling of a river, and an alias is also called "phantom heaven".

Yoshihara Shrine

*This post automatically translated by google translator*


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