|大分類||Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集|
|テキスト内容||The Indian deity Mahakala. Belief in this deity (united to the native deity Ôkuninushi no kami) became widespread in Japan in the middle ages, together with the belief in the deity Ebisu.|
Originally associated with the god of the kitchen, Daikoku later came to be worshiped as the god of fortune. In western Japan, Daikoku is identified with the god of the ricefields (ta no kami) and worshiped as the god of agriculture.