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Gregory Wright is a writer and historian with an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kami are the divine spirits or gods recognized in Shinto, the native religion of Japan.There are eight million kami—a number that, in traditional Japanese culture, can be considered synonymous with infinity. Throughout the islands of Japan, you’ll encounter these deities at shrines, monuments and in popular culture time and again.
Casio announced an unexpected limited edition series to be released in Japan and Asia: The G-Shock Seven Lucky Gods Series (or Shichi-Fuku-Jin Series). Inspired by the Seven Gods of Fortune originating from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese religion and mythology, the series consists of seven watches (including one Baby-G model) that will be rolled out over six months from October 2018 to March 2019.
The Kamiyonanayo, otherwise known as the Seven Divine Generations, or the Seven Generations of the Age of Gods, is the series of gods born after the first primordial Kotoamatsukami deities were spawned from the heavens. Found in the Kojiki, these seven generations are made up of two Hitorigami (meaning they were gender-less and born without a partner), followed by five pairs of male-female.
The Seven Lucky Gods. From top left: Bishamoten, Daikokusei and Daihakusei, Kirin, Ebiten, Monlon, Wu (face not shown). The Seven Lucky Gods are a group of seven martial artists who are masters of the Seven Lucky Gods School of Martial Arts. They rule a small kingdom deep in China named Nekonron.
Take the Quiz: Japanese Mythology II. Japan has many gods and goddesses but there is a group of gods specifically known for their luck. These are the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. Take this quiz and see if you know what kinds of luck each god brings.