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  Goddess Gallery
Athena was thought to have had neither consort nor offspring.
Kichijoten, also known as Kisshoten, the Japanese goddess of happiness and good fortune.
Originally, Kichijoten was imported into Buddhism from Hinduism, where she was known as Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and beauty.
cosmiclotus.org /goddessgallery.php   (1247 words)

  
 What is the Seven Gods?
His empress is Kichijoten who is the god of beauty and wealth, therefore it is said he also bring wealth.
After she transmitted to Japan, she was confused with Kichijoten, and came to be called the Benzaiten as a god of wealth and the riches giving.
For instance, Dharma, Kichijoten, Aizenmyoou and Fudomyoou have corresponded to it, furthermore it is said once upon a time Shojo and Fukusuke was it too.
park1.wakwak.com /~hisamaro/E-what.htm   (693 words)

  
 TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM Special Feature National Treasure Kichijoten from Yakushiji
In commemoration of the ...
Kichijoten (National Treasure), one of rare and the most magnificent Buddhist paintings of the Tempyo era (710-794), will be specially exhibited at the Tokyo National Museum to commemorate the establishment of the Tokyo Branch of Yakushiji, one of the 'Six Important Temples' (Rokudaiji) of Nara.
Originally, Kichijoten was imported into Buddhism from Hinduism, being known as Laksmi, the goddess of beauty and prosperity.
This painting is likely to have been the central worshipping piece, if not its important element, of Japanese Buddhist rituals during the Nara period (701-794).
www.tnm.go.jp /en/servlet/Con?pageId=D01&processId=02&event_id=513&event_idx=1&initdate=2004/11/01&dispdate=2004/07/27   (254 words)

  
 Kichijoten - TheBestLinks.com - Beauty, Goddess, Japan, TheBestLinks.com:Find or fix a stub, ...
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In Japan, Kichijoten is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, according to Taoist beliefs.
www.thebestlinks.com /Kichijoten.html   (94 words)

  
 Kichijoten
Kichijo-ten (or Kisshoten) is an attractively plump Mahayana Buddhist deity whose image was often found in Nara and Heian-era temples, where tales were told of monks falling in love with her.
In the famous rainy evening discussion of women's attributes at the beginning of the Tale, To no Chujo says to his companions, "Set your heart on Kichijoten herself, and you will find her so pious and stuffy, you will still be sorry!"
8th century painting of Kichijoten at Yakushiji Temple.
www.taleofgenji.org /kichijoten.html   (135 words)

  
 japan14
In addition to the Horyu-ji murals, there are various scroll paintings, some of which are of the horizontal type, such as the famous Ingakyo Buddhist sutra with its charming illustrations that portray episodes from the Buddha's life.
Others are vertical scrolls, such as the delicate picture of Kichijoten, the goddess of beauty and good fortune, who is portrayed as an elegant court lady.
While all of these works were painted in bright colors, other pictorial designs were executed in ink only, in a free calligraphic style, a picture of a Bodhisattva on a cloud being particularly notable.
www.geocities.co.jp /SilkRoad/2832/japan14.html   (2931 words)

  
 The Kami of Hachiman
Kichijoten (Shojo) is the goddess of happiness through fertility.
The Shichi Fujukin ("seven happiness beings") are: Ebisu, Bishamonten (Bishamon), Benzaiten (Benten), Fukurokuju (Jurojin),Hotei, Kichijoten (Shojo), Daikokuten (Daikoku).
At Sanganichi, the New Year, people pray to them after cleaning their houses thoroughly (see here for more detail).
www.fightingfantasy.org.uk /Enc/TheoEnc-0-Essays-Kami.htm   (4579 words)

  
 The Mayo News - The cult of St Euphorio
This is almost universally accepted, as in a trawl of cultural gods Japan emerges as the only civilisation to have produced a divine endorsement of happiness.
Not only that, but the message from there is that women are not debarred from experiencing it, for there is a goddess, Kichijoten, in charge of its promotion, as well as her male counterpart, Fukurokuju.
Presumably the job of these deities is to bestow happiness on human beings, as opposed to western gods, who could only experience it for themselves.
www.mayonews.ie /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=401&Itemid=26   (634 words)

  
 Kyoto Temples: Joruriji   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But there is another statue to which I feel particularly drawn, more than to the pecking order of Amidas.
In a cabinet on the altar stands a small statue of Kichijoten, the goddess of Happiness and Virtue, dating from 1212, and only shown a few weeks every year.
Under arching brows, her eyes slant upward and her delicate lips seem about to speak.
www.xs4all.nl /~daikoku/junrei/reijo/17-ban.htm   (1771 words)

  
 No.94
I (Colour), II, VI, VII and VIII Panel paintings of Kichijoten Shrine of Joruriji Temple.
The composition and the general effect of the paintings reflect the antique style of the Tempyo paintings but in the technique of the details we find the characteristic brushwork of the Fujiwara period.
At any rate, the present painting is one of the few examples of Shitoga in Japan and, at the same time, one of Taiga's masterpieces in his mature age.
www.tobunken.go.jp /~bijutsu/english/publications/bijutukenkyu/abstract/94.html   (2318 words)

  
 The Buddhist icon and the modern gaze   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If unchecked, such alienation leads to the death of the fetishist, through the birth of his double.(32) In Japan, the best-known story is that of Kichijoten (in Sanskrit, Laksmi) in the Nihon ryoiki (Record of Miraculous Stories from Japan): In a mountain temple of Chinu there was a clay image of the goddess Kichijo.
Likewise, even if repressed in terms of pictorial depiction, the development of a motif such as that of Guanyin as prostitute, an illustration of this bodhisattva's vow to appear in the world to save beings overcome by desire, must have had a power of arousal that we no longer suspect.
The same can be said of figures of goddesses like Benzaiten or Kichijoten, or of the representations of Manjusri, Shotoku Taishi, and Kobo Daishi as young boys (chigo).(51) A similar example, in the Christian context, would be the popular image of the Virgin offering her breast to a sick monk.
ccbs.ntu.edu.tw /FULLTEXT/JR-EPT/bernard.htm   (14137 words)

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