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About Takarabune: Takarabunne is a large ship with treasures such as coral, gold, silver, gemstones and The Seven Lucky Gods (七 福神, shichi fukujin in Japanese) on it. The ship is often depicted in paintings and sculptures and has been appreciated by many because the image is believed to bring good luck. The Seven Lucky Gods are: Ebisu: God of Ocean Hotei: God of Happiness Fukurokuju: God of Longevity Benzaiten: Goddess of Music Bishamonten:God of Wealth Jurojin: God of Wisdom Daikokuten: God of Earth Only one of them is supposed to be female but I created my own, all-female version of The Seven Lucky Gods for this painting.
During the Edo period, it became a popular custom among common people to place takarabune pictures under one's pillow on the second night of the New Year to induce auspicious dreams and resulting good fortune.