Client: Tokyo HUD / Yendo Associates
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Completion date: 1995
Artwork budget: $250,000
Doug Freeman Studio LLC
Mas Yendo, Naohiko Yanagihara, Mineo Kato
Seven life size figures in bronze.
The Seven Lucky Gods were chosen as a theme to bring luck to a new development in the Akabane District of Tokyo.
Working closely with the architects Yendo Associates I created the traditional Lucky Gods with a fresh approach.
Joan Mondale wife of Ambassador Walter Mondale spoke at the dedication. Just after the dedication I was approached by the lead architect who said " we have a problem. there is too much luck focused in this area now. " This led to another project of Seven Animal Messengers from The Lucky Gods spreading the luck around.