Pu-tai/Hotei

(hempen sack)

"entering the city with bliss bestowing hands"

The tenth century monk Chi-tzu, reputed to be the future Buddha, Maitreya; often portrayed as the Laughing Buddha or the God of Good Fortune.

 

 

On a Portrait of Hotei, God of Good Fortune

How much I desire!

Inside my little satchel,

The moon and flowers

 

The essential Basho, Translated by Sam Hamill. Shambhala Publications,1998

 

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