No. 6587

絵てぬぐい「カエルの酒盛り」.

一之瀬智恵乎 ¥1944

カエルは「お金が返る」「無事に帰る」ことなどのお守り。ひょうたんもまた、中に神霊が宿るとされる縁起物で、「瓢箪から駒」のたとえの通り吉運を呼ぶといわれる。宴もたけなわの2匹のカエルで、招運来福を!

Art Tenugui "Frogs Drinking Japanese Rice Wine"

Drawing of two frogs drinking Japanese rice wine and a calabash. Because the Japanese word for frog, “Kaeru”, also means “to return”, frogs are regarded as a lucky charm for safe return from journey, return of money, and return of youth. Calabash inside which God is believed to live is also a good luck charm.