Hand cast brass Hotei feature and large belly with five happy children . Original owner brought to the states in the 1970’s. Hotei is also commonly referred to as “fat Buddha” “happy Buddha” or “laughing Buddha” due to his size and demeanor. It is believed that rubbing his belly will bring luck and prosperity.
The hotei also known by Buddhists as Matreiya. In Japanese mythology, one of the Shichi-fuku-jin. This popular figure is depicted frequently in contemporary crafts as a cheerful, contented Buddhist monk with a large exposed belly, often accompanied by children. This Hotei with five kids is a well known descendant luck form from China. Which symbolizes good luck in starting a wholesome family that is always filled with laughter and happiness. The Ru Yi ( as you wish ) is the symbol of authority. One Piece Only.
Dimensions 7″ × 9.75″ × 10.5″
Vintage piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.