Bishamonten – God of warPosted on 11 April 2012
These values hold true for any maritime country today. The gods personify good harvest, good fishing, love and fertility, long life, wisdom, happiness and military might (or the ability to protect oneself against attack.) Any nation which could harness all these benefits would indeed be a happy place to live. Bishamon(ten) is not only the god of war and patron of princes but also, as shown by the pagoda which is often his symbol, the protector of the nation’s wealth.