One of the seven Shinto lucky Gods. Rub his belly for good luck.
I identify with Hotei we both have big bellies and he is the god of restaurants and bartenders both of which I like a lot.
This statue sits on the back porch amid small pots of parsley, rosemary, flowers and rocks. The weather is getting warmer here in Zama, Japan. Feels good.
I used my shado brush and ink over a watercolor wash. A new combination. The zengo (zen statement) inspiration was Shiru Ki Sore Kami (Ki O Shiru Wa Kami) “Know Timing Is God” Japanese. We are a part of and are influenced by everything around us in our daily life. This is what I am endeavoring to do, draw, paint, express in words a new environment embracing the tools and ideas around me.
Todays Myku (a haiku of my mind)
Smiling Buddha among rocks