Suitable for any gathering, be it with family or friends, these seven Ochoko sake cups feature a unique seven lucky gods pattern. The traditional design around the rim makes them stand out all the more due to the vivid colors of Kutani ware. Perfect for celebrating special occasions, these sake cups will no doubt add a touch of joy to your festivities.
In ancient Japan, it was believed that happiness would come from a foreign land beyond the sea. It is also said that a story spread around the Edo period (c. 1603-1867) that if you sleep with a picture of the Seven Lucky Gods on a treasure boat under your pillow on New Year's Day, the second day of the New Year, or Setsubun night, you will have a good first dream.
The names of the gods on the boat are as follows.
Daikokuten- God of wealth and wears a hood.
Bishamonten -God of protection and wears armor.
Hotei- God of fortune and marital bliss, with a large belly and smiling face.
Fukurokuju- God of longevity and is accompanied by a crane, a symbol of longevity.
Benzaiten- One of the patron deities in Buddhism, originally a Hindu goddess. She is also characterized by her biwa (musical instrument).
Jurojin- God of longevity, holding a walking stick.
Ebisu- God of commerce and holds a sea bream representing a big catch.
This set comes in a wooden box, making it a perfect gift.
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