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Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune

      Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune in ORIENTALIA
      Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune in ORIENTALIA
      Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune in ORIENTALIA
      Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune in ORIENTALIA
      Vintage Seven Lucky Gods Wood Prayer Board, 7 Immortals Japanese Figurines Ema Wood Wall Hanging Plaque Shichi Fuku Jin Gods of Good Fortune in ORIENTALIA

$135.00




Fabulous vintage antique Japanese cedar wood ema prayer board plaque, featuring a set of hand painted Seven Lucky Gods porcelain figurines, ??? Shichi Fukujin . . . Shichi (seven) Fuku (lucky) Jin (beings) representing wealth, good fortune, and longevity. All seven are in great vintage condition, circa 1940s-1950s.

Wow! This is a very vibrant and striking mid century Japanese prayer board with classic mythology folklore figurines. Each colorful figure features detailed, hand painted faces on 3D sculpted molded porcelain heads, each with that particular Lucky God's well known characteristics. Finely painted eyes, teeth, and facial hair are some of the special details. Isn't the dark Bishamonten warrior god wonderful!?

The porcelain ceramic is very fine, and the paint colors are a wide range of earth tones. They look wonderful against the fine grain and color of the Japanese cedar wood. Thin gold silk tassels were hand tied and wired to the ears which hang down and frame each face nicely. They add so much unique character to this fine antique prayer board. A couple are missing. All seven porcelain head figures are in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or restorations. There is some paint loss and a few small scratches which add a lot of vintage character to this piece. Overall excellent for the age! Each Lucky God head measures 2.5 inches wide and up to 3.5 inches tall. The cedar wood wall hanging board measures 15 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall. It features two holes at the top for hanging, and wire which secures each porcelain figure. The bottom left corner is chipped, and there is a thin crack below center. Original hardware includes small nails, metal rings that frame the hanging holes, and thin wire which holds each figurine in place. This oxidized hardware helps to date this piece to the mid century.

The vintage Seven Lucky Gods of Good Fortune are identified clockwise from the upper left figure,

- Ebisu, god of Fishers or Merchants, god for business success
- Fukurokuju, god of Happiness, Wealth and Longevity, god of wisdom
- Daikokuten (Daikoku), god of Wealth, Commerce and Trade
- Jur?jin, god of Longevity and Prosperity
- Benzaiten (Benten-sama), goddess of Knowledge, Art, Beauty and Music
- Bishamonten, god of Warriors
- Hotei, the fat and happy god of Abundance and Good Health

This is a wonderful, hard to find, rustic mid century Japanese Seven Lucky Gods Shichi Fuku Jin cedar wood ema prayer board. It makes for a striking vintage Asian wall decor and conversation piece, or as a special addition to any vintage prayer altar shrine!

#ORI 0139

 

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