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The right-hand panel of a triptych of Women Masquerading as the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin - 七福神)

Identifier: 1790c Toyokuni musicians

The woman holding the mallet, sitting in the foreground leaning against the bales of rice is a stand-in for the god Daikokuten. The woman holding the biwa represents Benzaiten, the only female among the 7 Lucky Gods. On two of her hairpins there are miniature toriis - a wonderfully subtle little detail. She is attended by a young girl

complete triptych at MFA Boston

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