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Happy Buddha

This hand crafted wood Buddha or Hotei, is the god of good fortune and the guardian of children. History traces this Zen monk back to 10th century China who was revered for his generosity and kindness. Also referred to by his Sanskrit name, Maitreya, he represents many important teachings including contentment, generosity, wisdom and open kindheartedness. Folklore has it that rubbing his belly brings wealth, good luck, and prosperity. Ready to enliven any room, this buddha measures 8" tall by 8" wide and 5" deep.