Ink on paper, mounting on silk
28.8 × 96 cm (33.2 x 176 cm)
Signature: Syunsō (1751-1835)
" (I wish) The happiness and the longevity
10,000 springs (for everybody) "
Daikoku is one of seven gods of happiness in Japan. It is said that one Daikoku is already good for happiness and prosperity, so 3 Daikoku in one form is much stronger. This one has a face of Daikoku in the middle, the right has a face of Bishamonten, and the left has a face of Benzaiten.
Shunsō was a leader monk of Myōshin-ji temple (Rinzai Sect) in Kyoto. He left many calligraphies and zen-ga. He left many zen-ga, and this motif’s paintings also. Probably he prayed the peaceful happiness for everybody.