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Daikoku

(4 syl.). The god invoked specially by the artisans of Japan. He sits on a ball of rice, holding a hammer in his hand, with which he beats a sack; and every time he does so the sack becomes full of silver, rice, cloth, and other useful articles. (Japanese mythology.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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