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212 Daikoku

One of the one of the Shichi-fuku-jin (Seven Gods of Luck) .  God of wealth and guardian of farmers. He is depicted in legend and art as dark-skinned, stout, carrying a wish-granting mallet in his right hand, a bag of precious things slung over his back, and sitting on two rice bags. Rats are sometimes shown nibbling at the rice, further emphasizing the theme of prosperity.  In Shintō  he is often identified with the deity and mythological hero Ōkuni-nushi, whose name written in Chinese ideograms is pronounced Daikoku.

Gold on silver base. 1.14 inches (29 mm) long.

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