Tenryuji Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Good Fortune)

Tenryuji Shichifukujin is a tour of the seven gods of good fortune scattered in seven sub-temples of Tenryuji Temple.

Shichifukujin is the collective name for seven deities. Normally they are Daikokuten, Bishamonten, Ebisuten, Jurojin, Fukurokuju, Benzaiten, and Hotei. Worshipping the Seven Gods of Good Fortune will remove seven kinds of misfortune and bestow seven kinds of happiness.

However, Tenryuji’s Shichifukujin is different from the usual seven gods of good fortune, as they include Fudo Myoo and Inari instead of Hotei and Jurojin.

Every year, the Shichifukujin Meguri event is held in conjunction with the Setsubun Festival at Tenryuji Temple. Visitors can also visit the Seven gods of Good Fortune anytime.

Location of seven sub-temples (google map)

Whereabouts of Tenryuji Shichifukujin

Daikokuten in Sanshuin

Daikokuten is the god of good harvest, success in life, and prosperity in business.

Bishamonten in Kogenji

Bishamonten is the god of accomplishment in martial arts, protection from evil spirits, and domestic safety. Kogenji’s Bishamonten stature is an important cultural property.

Beshamonten hall

Benzaiten in Zisaiin

Benzaiten is the goddess of academic achievement, improvement in various arts and sciences, and the bestowal of blessings and virtues.

Fukurokuju in Shogenji

Fukurokuju is the god of fortune, prolonging life, and inviting good fortune.

Ebisu in Eimeiin

Ebisu is the god of prosperous business, good harvest, and great catches.

Fudo Myoo in Juneiin

Fudo Myoo is the god of expulsion of misfortune, healing of illness, banishment of pestilence, physical health, domestic safety, and national security. In general, he does not belong to the Seven Deities of Good Fortune.

Fudo Myoo in Juneiin

Hotoku Inari in Myochiin

Inari is the god of a good harvest and prosperous business. Myochiin also has a tofu restaurant.

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