Description for "Ebisu in Kanji"
1. It is a famous place name in Tokyo
Ebisu is a neighborhood in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Conveniently near Roppongi and central Shibuya, Ebisu is easily accessed by the JR Yamanote and Hibiya lines via Ebisu Station. Together with the trendy neighboring communities of Daikanyama and Hiroo, it has boutiques, vintage stores and patisseries all within easy walking distance from Ebisu station. Therefore, Ebisu is one of the most expensive places to live in central Tokyo area.
Derived from the name of beer
In 1906 (Meiji 39), “Ebisu Station” was established as a station for transporting Yebisu Beer, in connection with Sapporo Beer’s “Yebisu Beer”, which is derived from Ebisu, one of the seven deities of good fortune. ) became the official town name.
In 1994 (Heisei 6), the former beer factory site became a commercial facility, Ebisu Garden Place, as a redevelopment project, and the town underwent a major transformation.
Today, it is popular as a stylish town and a place to live.
2. It is the name of one of the Seven Lucky Gods
The Japanese god who fishing and commerce. One of the seven gods of luck.
Said to be the third child of the two gods, Izanami and Izanagi, he did not walk even when he was three years old, so he was put on a boat and thrown away. is said to be the beginning of faith. With a familiar figure holding a sea bream in his left hand and a fishing rod in his right, he is a god of fishing, and is especially worshiped as a god of prosperous business.
It is the only god of Japanese origin among the seven gods of good fortune
Ebisu is the god of prosperous business depicted holding a fishing rod and holding a sea bream.
Originally, it was worshiped among fishermen because it carries a sea bream.
After that, from the latter half of the Kamakura period to the Muromachi period, it spread throughout the country as a god who brings not only a big catch but also a prosperous business.
Ebisu-sama is considered to be the same god as Hiruko-no-kami and Kotoshiro-nushi-no-kami.
Benefits of Ebisu
It is the only Japanese god among the Seven Lucky Gods, but originally it was a word that meant “foreigner”, and it became a “god of fortune” who came from the sea and brought good fortune from outside.
Fishermen called dolphins and whales “Ebisu” and worshiped them as the god of good fortune that brings a big catch. Spreading throughout the capital, it is said to have the benefit of “business prosperity” and “improvement in financial fortune”.