The Shichifukujin Tour is an event to visit temples and shrines enshrining Shichifukujin (seven lucky gods) to pray for good luck from January 1 to 7. Shichifukujin is said to derive from the Chinese subject of Chikurin Shichiken (seven Sages in a Bamboo Grove) or from the famous Buddhist term from the sutra Ninnougyou, shichinan sokumetsu shichinan sokushou (seven adversities disappeared and seven fortunes arose). ” Shichifukujin gods comprise Bishamonten (bringing the blessing of “authority and dignity”), Daikokuten (bringing “wealth”), Benzaiten (bringing “winsomeness”), Jurojin (bringing “longevity”), Fukurokuju (bringing “popularity”), Ebisu (bringing “rectitude”), and Hotei (bringing “abundance”). Let’s go visit Shichifukujin in Shinjuku!
*For details about the respective shrines and temples, please visit the links above.
*Fees are applied to get shuin stamps, picture mounts, and Shichifukujin statues.
*“Shinjuku Yamanote Shichifukujin Tour” is provided by the temples and shrines. For details and inquiries about how to obtain a shuin picture mount, etc., please contact each temple/shrine.