Kishijoten is a spirit of love, beauty and good luck. She is considered to be Bishamon’s sister and so has close connections with the Shichi Fujukin, Japan’s Seven Spirits of Good Luck. Kishijoten is now most famous as the matron goddess of geishas. Those who consider themselves modern geishas may seek Kishijoten’s protection.
Singers; dancers; courtesans; children: Kishijoten is invoked by mothers to provide protection for infants and older children.
Bishamon; Shichi Fukujin
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.