The Fat / Laughing Buddha
God of Contentment & Happiness, One of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods
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Jp. = Hotei. Chinese = Bùdài
Associated VIRTUE = Magnanimity. Origin = China Taoism / Buddhism. This modern beautifully carved netsuke comes from Japan, and depicts the Buddha named "Hotei," who is said to be an incarnation of Miroku Buddha.
- Centimeters = H 5.2 x W 2.8 x B/F = 2.3
- Depicted with his traditional smiling face, big belly, magic sack, and fan. For details on Hotei iconography, see the Hotei Top Page.