Ebisu – God of the Ocean, is one of the seven gods of fortune and luck in Japan. He wears a pointed hat and hunting robe, and is holding a fishing rod in his right hand and a large red sea bream in his left hand.
Ebisu was originally a popular god with fishermen. Due to increasing sea freight business, he also became the god of business and wealth. Sea bream, called “Tai” in Japanese, is also known as “The King of Fish” in Japan, and is associated with the Japanese word for auspicious. Red sea bream symbolize celebration and festivities.
This artifact depicts luck and good fortune, with Ebisu smiling and wearing fine clothes like a rich man, sitting on a giant sea bream riding the waves, carefree and happy.