best keep an eye out for it!
Image: Painting of Hotei by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.
Hotei is one of Japan’s seven lucky gods. Officially he’s the God of Contentment and Happiness; in the West he’s known as the Laughing Buddha.
He carries a large cloth bag over his back, one that never empties, for he uses it to feed the poor and needy. It includes an inexhaustible cache of treasures, including food and drink. Indeed, the Japanese spelling of “Hotei” literally means “cloth bag.” He also holds a Chinese fan called an oogi (said to be a “wish giving” fan — in the distant past, this type of fan was used by the aristocracy to indicate to vassals that their requests would be granted). Hotei is most likely based on the itinerant 10th-century Chinese Buddhist monk and hermit Budaishi (d. 917), who is said to be an incarnation of Miroku Bodhisattva (Maitreya in Sanskrit).
5 thoughts on “if”
Hotei, being the wise old fellow he is and having seen through the game, knows exactly where to look!
I will look everywhere i go today. I will look for him and i will find him. Or he me. Love you!
Nina – follow Hotei’s example and look at your reflection… you can’t miss!
Chuckles and love ❤
I can do it in my bathtub I think.
Love the art lol