Patron Saint of Tsutenkaku Tower, the "Billiken"

Patron Saint of Tsutenkaku Tower, the "Billiken"

Do you know the god of "Billiken"?

Do you know the god of "Billiken"? Billiken is an omnipotent god with a sharp head and slender eyes.

Billiken is an omnipotent god with a sharp head and slender eyes.

At the viewing platform on the 5th floor of Tsutenkaku Tower near the Shinsekai Station in Osaka, an idol of Billiken is enshrined. In Osaka, there are a lot of shops offering idols of Billiken, which shows that Billiken is deeply popular in Osaka.

At the viewing platform on the 5th floor of Tsutenkaku Tower near the Shinsekai Station in Osaka, an idol of Billiken is enshrined. In Osaka, there are a lot of shops offering idols of Billiken, which shows that Billiken is deeply popular in Osaka.

Billiken will listen to people's various wishes, such as love, business, health, competitions... But then, when we pray to the gods, we always have to donate some incense money?

Billiken will listen to people's various wishes, such as love, business, health, competitions... But then, when we pray to the gods, we always have to donate some incense money?

But Billiken does not need such money, it is said that as long as you help him scratch his soles, he will help you satisfy your desires.

But Billiken does not need such money, it is said that as long as you help him scratch his soles, he will help you satisfy your desires.

As to the reason for not need incense money but only need to scratch his soles, that is because although Billiken has great magic power, but no matter how itchy the soles are, he himself cannot scratch such parts of his feet. So, if you help him scratch his soles, he will be very happy to help you achieve your wishes.

As to the reason for not need incense money but only need to scratch his soles, that is because although Billiken has great magic power, but no matter how itchy the soles are, he himself cannot scratch such parts of his feet.
So, if you help him scratch his soles, he will be very happy to help you achieve your wishes.

Now, the Billiken at the viewing platform of Tsutenkaku Tower has been already very famous, it gives people a deep impression that it is a god that can guarantee the business is booming, flourishing source of wealth. But in fact, he was "born" in the United States and loved by the people all over the world. Maybe at first you will be shocked by the strange appearance of Billiken, but when you know that he is a loving and gentle god, I believe that you will also like him. When you come to Osaka, please come and meet Billiken.

Now, the Billiken at the viewing platform of Tsutenkaku Tower has been already very famous, it gives people a deep impression that it is a god that can guarantee the business is booming, flourishing source of wealth. But in fact, he was "born" in the United States and loved by the people all over the world.
Maybe at first you will be shocked by the strange appearance of Billiken, but when you know that he is a loving and gentle god, I believe that you will also like him. When you come to Osaka, please come and meet Billiken.

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