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The Seven Luck Gods

The Japanese, especially in the Heian period and perhaps later,  world we would call superstitious. Like  Western Europeans they believe that illness could be caused by “bad spirits” and that their minute actions could cause disastrous consequences not only for themselves but for others. Naturally they would turn to the Seven Gods of Luck, displayed above and below. As I write this I take out a special package friend of mine gave me in which I keep buttons. But these buttons have the faces of… Continue reading →