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Point of interest: 福耳(ふくみみ)

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福耳(ふくみみ) - lucky ears
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The delightful expression
ふくみみ
福耳
literally means 'lucky ears', and is used to refer to ears with lobes that are a little plumper than usual, or which hang a little lower. In Japan they are often associated with financial luck.
The term appears to originate from the days of Buddha, who is often depicted in statues and images with unusually elongated earlobes (
みみ
たぶ). One of the most famous examples is the
もくぞう
木造
だいにち
大日
にょらい
如来
ざぞう
坐像
, literally wooden (木造) seated statue (坐像) of Dainichi Nyorai (an alternative term for Buddha), a very well-known statue in Nara by the famous artists
うんけい
運慶
(Unkei).

Kanji used in this point of interest

フク    fortune, blessing   
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ジ   みみ ear   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ゾウ   つく to build, to produce   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ジョ   ニョ    same   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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ゾウ    statue, image   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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ケイ    jubilation   
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