Hotei is the god of good fortune and happiness and the most popular of the Seven Gods of Luck. He is often depicted as a jolly fat man in untidy clothing carrying a huge bag of treasures. Hotei is identified with the 10th century Chinese priest Chixi, who wandered about the country carrying his belongings in a linen bag. Many people believed that this carefree, wandering priest was in fact an incarnation of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future. Yoshitoshi has titled the work “Moon of Enlightenment,” referring to the wonder felt by Hotei at the sight of the full moon.