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Zeshin has sketched all the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, or Shichifukujin, in the treasure ship (takarabune). However, they are all suffering from seasickness and are generally looking miserable on what should be a very happy occasion!
See Andon 104. page 49 'New Year rituals in surimono' by Marije Jansen. see fig 9.( article in filing cabinet).
Artist/makerShibata Zeshin (1807 - 1891) (designer)
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Takarabune is a treasure ship, said to arrive on New Year’s Eve loaded with takarazukushi (precious things) for the Shichifukujin (Seven Gods of Good Fortune) to distribute on New Year’s Day.