Hotei God of Abundance and Luck

TANYA-LAPTOP - PhotoScanHoteiOne 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)

Parsley, rosemary

Smiling Buddha among rocks

Happy in the sun                  Myku 74TANYA-LAPTOP - Hotei pen and ink