Billiken gold colored statue made in polyresin. The God of "Things As They Ought to Be", originally created in America, is a popular good luck charm often seen in the southern parts of Osaka, where his statue is enshrined in the Tsutenkaku tower.
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Created by an American art teacher who got her inspiration to Billiken from a dream. While the lucky bringing character's popularity soon withered to obscurity in America it was still going strong in Japan. Where it even got to be enshrined as a god in the Luna Park amusement park in Osaka's Shinsekai district. The amusement park is now long gone but the statue of Billiken is still enshrined, now in the Tsutenkaku tower overlooking the Shinsekai district. In Osaka in particular Billiken merchandise (toys, small statues and foods) can be found almost everywhere and the queue of people waiting to see the Billiken statue in the Tsutenkaku tower often stretch over one hour long.
Base: 8.5cm x 8.5cm (3.3 x 3.3 inches)
Height: 14cm (5.5 inches)
Weight: 550g (1.21lbs)