Pictured is a Beautiful Brand New Set of Porcelain Buddha (Hotei) Salt and Pepper Shakers from Neiman Marcus, marked on the bottom Neiman Marcus and boxed in a Beautiful Black Velvet Neiman Marcus Box.Hotei is one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. A patron of CHILDREN, FORTUNETELLERS, BARTENDERS, and POLITICIANS. He is often smiling and has bristly whiskers around his face. The fat stomach, which protrudes from the robes he wears, symbolizes the largeness of his soul. The God of contentment and happiness. Hotei has a cheerful face, and is supposedly based on an actual person and widely recognized outside of Japan. He carries a large cloth bag over his back, one that never empties, for he uses it to feed the poor and needy, it is said to contain gifts and fortunes for those who BELIEVE in his virtues. The Japanese spelling of "Ho Tei" literally means "cloth bag."
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