Compo, Single Tracks, SounDevotion Competition

Seven Lucky Gods

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For SounDevotion Competition Round 56

The Seven Lucky Gods (Shichi Fukujin) are (mostly) imported deities of Japan, based very clearly on spirits of Indian and Chinese lore; they travel on a ship symbolizing the import of written language and Buddhism. As this song’s title, it symbolizes the compassion and aid of foreigners.