Fukusuke (fukusuke - 福助 )

Fukusuke is a Japanese character famous for bringing good luck and fortune (fuku means luck). The origin of Fukusuke is not clear, but it seems that he did really exist and was a very wealthy and successful merchant from the Edo period .

Small satues of Fukusuke can be found in front or in shops to allow a successful business (similar to the lucky cat manekineko).


Fukusuke small statues in an antique fair
An old pubicity sign for the Fukusuke socks maker [source]




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