Daikokuten is one of the popular Seven Lucky Gods and is especially associiated with money-making. He carries a treasure sack and wish-granting mallet. He stands on rice-bales which symbolise wealth.
Most townspeople followed Buddhist schools, especially those known as Pure Land and Nichiren. Worship of the Seven Lucky Gods was also popular, brought to Japan by Chinese refugees in the mid-1600s.
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A very fun print that needs supports.