The seven Gods of Good Fortune.

The seven Gods of Good Fortune that is called Shichifukujin in Japanese. Shichi literally means seven Fuku is happiness and Jin is a god. These gods represent the seven virtues of human beings. More concretely, these seven gods are ; the god of fishery and business (Ebony),the god of farming and kitchens (Daikoku),the goddess of music and speech (Benten), the god of war(Biishmon),the god of prophets (Fukurokuji),the god of longgevity (Jurojin), and the god of amicability (Hotei). Their statues , ornaments and pictures are enshrined in Shrines and houses throughout Japan . It’s said that your first dream will be a lucky one if you place a picture of the seven gods under your pillow on January 2nd