of the weak
and of children
, Hotei is the Japanese god
and the "wisdom
of being content
". He's comparable to the Buddhistic Mi-lo-Fo
and is usually described as a very fat man with a big ol' belly carrying a large sack (getting the Santa Claus
vibes here?) of "precious things" on his back.
One of the seven Shichi Fukujin, Hotei is also known as the Wagon Priest and may sit in an old car drawn by boys...not reindeer.