- 1 捨てる神あれば拾う神あり
- 2 Have you seen the seven lucky gods?
- 3 In conculusion
The pronunciation is
“suteru kami areba hirou kami ari”
捨てる(suteru) means throwaway
神(kami) means God
拾う(hirou) means pickup
What is the meaning?
If someone abandoned you, someone help you. So if you had any kind of trouble,you don’t need to be pessimistic.
Have you seen the seven lucky gods?
By the way, do you know the seven lucky gods in Japan?
These gods are very popular in Japan. There are many products or stuff drawn these gods.
They has special meaning each gods.
Ebisuten is only Japanese god in seven lucky gods. He has Red snapper with his left hand and fishing rod with his right hand.
He is a symbol of fishing or business prosperity.
Daikokuten came from India. He has big bag and Uchideno-kozuchi, put on a Zukin(kind of hat).
He is a god of treasure and foods.
He is only a god wearing samurai costume in seven lucky gods. He can avoid to some sickness and bring happiness.
She is a only women’s god in seven lucky gods. She is a goodness of studies and music.
He is an immortal came form China. He is 1,000 years old. He is a goodness of popularity and long life.
He has stick with a scroll (sometimes fan) and Peach. This fan is able to send bad lucks away, Peach is a symbol of long life. So he is a goodness of long life also.
He has many treasure in his big bag to give people that believe gods. He is a goodness of matrimonial happiness,to be blessed with children and good fortune and happiness will come to the home of those who smile.
Let’s go to the shrines of each gods
If you thought
「I want to get every luck!」,
why don’t you visit to shrines each gods?
Actually, There are senen lucky god’s shrine around Shinjyuku, so you can visit them while you are sightseeing of Tokyo.
稲荷鬼王神社 (Inari-kiou-jinjya) for Ebisuten 2-17-5 at Kabukichou Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
大乗山経王寺 (Daijyousan-Kyoouji) for Daikokuten at 1-14 Haramachi Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
鎮護山善国寺 (CHingosan-Zenkokuji) for Bishamonten at 5-36 Kagurazaka Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
厳嶋神社 (Itsukusima-jinjya) for Benzaiten at 8-5 Yochou-machi Sinjyuku Tokyo check more
大久保山永福寺 (Ookuboyama-Eifukuji) for Fukurokujyu at 7-11-2 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
春時山法善寺 (Shunjizan-Houzenji) for Jyuroujin at 6-20-16 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
霞関山太宗寺 (Kasumisekizan-Taisouji) for Hoteison at 2-9-2 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo check more
How is this saying? I hope you enjoyed this topic 🙂
Let’s visit shrines and get some good lucks!!
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