大黒天

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
こく
Grade: 2
てん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
大黑天 (kyūjitai)
大黒

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [da̠iko̞kɯ̟ᵝtẽ̞ɴ]

Proper noun[edit]

(だい)(こく)(てん) (Daikokuten

  1. (Buddhism, Shinto) Daikokuten, Japanese name for the Buddhist god Mahākāla
    Synonym: 大黒 (Daikoku)

Usage notes[edit]

Daikokuten is the god of wealth, commerce and trade. In Japanese folk tradition, he is one of the seven gods of good fortune (七福神(しちふくじん) (shichifukujin)). In Shinto, he is syncretized with the deity Ōkuninushi. He is often depicted paired with Ebisu in statuary or in the form of masks on the walls of small retail shops. Daikokuten is also a god of the kitchen.

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