Like other Eastern countries, Japanese people consider the number 7 as the number that brings lots of luck and happiness.
In Japan it is said that there are 7 gods who bring luck to this country, also called That Phuc Than. It is the God who supports the long and happy life of the elderly - Jurojin; God of wealth, joy and happiness - Hotei; God of wisdom, luck and immortality - Fukurokuju; Ebisu's god - Ebisu; God of wealth and protection for farmers - Daikoku; God of warriors - Bishamonten; Finally the Goddess of luck, love, wisdom and art - Benten.
They are gods with special appearances and are worshiped by the Japanese to pray for their wealth, peace and health. It is also one of the reasons why Japanese people "worship" number 7.
Besides, Japanese people also think that this is the number of special things such as 7 natural wonders of the world, 7 oceans, 7 biblical taboos, 7 rainbow colors .
Number 7 in Japanese culture
Appreciation of No. 7 has become Japanese culture. They often organize many events on the 7th. The number 7 also appears on the traditional holidays of this country. As Feast of President Tanabata takes place on July 7 every year .
After a baby is born, Japanese people often celebrate the birth of the baby 7 days. For funeral arrangements, the Japanese also chose a funeral day on the 7th Saturday when their loved ones died.
On January 7 every year, Japanese people have a habit of eating a cup of nanakusa-gayu porridge with ingredients of 7 vegetables growing in the spring. They conceive that these 7 nutrient-rich vegetables can help avoid evil spirits and diseases.