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New pattern — Benten kikkō

This is another pattern for Book 3. This one is called Benten kikkō.

Benten kikkō

Benten is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, and is often shown playing a biwa (a Japanese lute). She is linked to the Hindu goddess Saraswati, and is one of the seven Gods of Fortune (Shichi Fukujin) in Japanese mythology and folklore.

The following photo shows the
Shichi Fukujin at the Jōrenji Temple in Tokyo. Benten (or Benzaiten) is third from left playing the biwa.

Seven Gods of Fortune

There are a few benten patterns, and this is the least complicated.

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