Hotei Buddha Or
Laughing Buddha Legend
Hotei is one of the Shichi Fukujin, the seven Japanese Shinto-gods of luck. Hotei is the god of happiness, laughter and the wisdom of contentment, and is the patron of the weak and children, fortunetellers and bartenders.
The image of the Hotei Buddha is almost always seen carrying a cloth or linen sack. It is usually filled with many precious items, including candy for children, food, or the woes of the world. The name Hotei actually means "cloth bag" or "glutton." A most famous legend has it that if a person is to rub his belly, Hotei brings forth wealth, good luck, and prosperity. Hotei is a deity of contentment and abundance, Taoist in origin. He is one of the Shichifukujin, seven gods of good luck.
Hong Tze Standing
Hotei Buddha Figurine
Hong Tze Standing Hotei Buddha
Or Laughing Buddha Figurine
Also known as the laughing Buddha, our little Hotei Buddha figurine is made from what is called Hong Tze stone. It is a Chinese red stone & alabaster, that has been pulverised and mixed with polymer to make it pourable. This allows for amazing detail and smoothness,and a look and feel of real stone, seen in many of the Hong Tse items.
Our Hotei Buddha statue is highly decorative in a rich deep-red color, and he is seen here carrying a sack of gold and a fan. The fan, of Chinese orgin, used by ancient chieftains as an emblem of authority and wish granting. A deity of contentment and abundance, Taoist in origin. Hotei is one of the Shichifukujin, seven gods of good luck. It is said, if you rub his belly while making a wish, This little god will bring you good luck!
This Hotei Buddha statue measures 3 1/2" long, 3 3/8" wide, and 4 1/4" high. Add this Shinto jin of good luck to your feng shui prosperity corner, today!
Hong Tze Standing Hotei Laughing Buddha Figurine $16.95
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