In Japanese delusion, Ebisu is the patron of fishermen and represents the wealth of the ocean. He additionally possesses a quantity of good qualities, most significantly honesty, and was utilized by Buddhist lecturers to present the significance of these qualities.

Ebisu was the son of Daikoku, the Japanese god of affluent farming. In works of artwork he's proven with fish and fishing gear. Historically, his worship was most essential within the coastal area close to Osaka.

Ebisu and his father Daikoku are among the many Shichi Fukujin, the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.