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Benzaiten is the Japanese Buddhist goddess of Love, Beauty, Eloquence and Music, as well as a Sea-goddess. Benzaiten is originally of Hindu origin and is associated with Sarasvati, the Indian goddess of music and wisdom, and is sometimes shown with eight arms. Benzaiten is also linked to Kwannon or Kwan Yin deity of compassion in Buddhism.

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:iconrichiewolf:
Richiewolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Eight arms huh? I'd like to introduce her to a friend she might like
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yarizui Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
mmm mmm mmm those thighs!!!!!!
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Rananieida Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. Artistic and sexy.
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xxxxDamienxxx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!!!! :D
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t3g4rz Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hmmm...Japanese Saraswati...
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gizburg Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesomesauce.
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MAXanimes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
wonderful! very good! =D
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saishadow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
awsome sea goddes
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NihonFreakMB Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, did you ever see Studio Ghibli's Ponyo? Ponyo's mother is a goddess much like her (if less young-looking).
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:iconferemak:
Feremak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
so soft, luxurious, so elegant, vibrant, fragile
i feel a little.......
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:iconcoolbro:
Coolbro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Very nice color on that wonderful looking lady she looks gorgeous x3
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CrashAriMP5N2O Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
The descriptions are right on the work. Good job!
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:iconyamin0:
yamin0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional
Beautiful colors, soft and very representative of the emotion the character is portraying!
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:iconrafa-agr:
Rafa-AGR Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, every detail
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shinigami-sam Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
wowowowow
es bien chido ese debujo, elicidades y gracias por compartirlo
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ARCHANGELREBORNX Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
WOW! Precioso trabajo, y me cae que siembre da descripciones. Ta chidota la mami.
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Tuchesuavae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
nice very nice.
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thank you for this! I am working on a fanfic including Benzaiten as a guest character and this is perfect as a reference :D
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Calyptra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Well as a hindu, I can tell you she needs some clothes =P
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:iconcybercommander:
CyberCommander Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Wow, that's beautiful! ;3 I love the instrument, and especially her jewelry. Very classy.
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knars00 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
oooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
y d q edicion s esa??? XD m encanta tu stilo!!!! ye seguido tu trabajo junto con l avance d mitos y leyendas (de salo XD)
m nkanta q mescles estilos, n lo q respecta a colores y diseño....aun q devo admitir lo sobre umano d algunos dibujos
!!!!i q importa s arte!!!!!!!!!
soy d chile, tco spero q leas l comentario....ia q lo agrege demasiado tarde

adios!!!!! maestro
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Avaloniteaa Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
Hello,

I really love this piece of art ^^

I would like to know if I can use it for a sig on a forum? with manip of course

If you don't agree it will be good for me
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remnants-of-yestrday Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely <3
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:iconjodrake:
jodrake Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
get rid of that instrument:))
cool anyway
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:iconaflowerinbloom:
aflowerinbloom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
magnificient!
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:iconbronek76:
Bronek76 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   General Artist
my favorite
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:iconad689:
AD689 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007
AMAZING!
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shawnolsen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
The colors and lighting are very incredible! If you can,can you tell me how you get pictures like the lighting,and colors to like this? I mean i'm going to college and i just would like to know like what class or classes i could take for my art to turn out pretty much like this:)
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lordmagnusen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional Writer
Gorgeous lady, great piece.
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
"When the sun sets over cherry blossom skies
And the twilight fills the air
You can see the snow on the mountaintops
Through the veil of old Japan….
Through the veil of old Japan will appear our
Benzai-ten…

"Benzai-Ten"by Blackmore's Night

I couldn't say anything else! ^^ Your art is so beautiful!
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dynamite-Diva Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
She's so beautiful and I love the shamisen!!
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Dedefox Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
woww! very sexyyy! I love it, you have talent like Mr. Hyung-Tae-Kim, awesome job!
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NoSale-Kidd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa,
just the thing to cure a lust for detailed simplicity.
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
I've fallen in love with her too.
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:iconiamgoldlion:
iamgoldlion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
sooo pretty! 0.0
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Kenjilia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Otra hermosa creación, felicidades!
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SoiledRainbow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece of artwork, but that left foot of hers...it irks me so >.<
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LucieG-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
only 3-4 hours? wow... I really need to practice! That's beautiful!
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Ryuseiken Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
OMG! it's wonderful!!
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JonathanBN Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Hermano ,que tesura!!!(COOL)
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
THE ELF OF JAPAN


There are things in this world of which I can say seriously
that I love them but I do not like them. The point is not
merely verbal, but psychologically quite valid. Cats are
the first things that occur to me as examples of the principle.
Cats are so beautiful that a creature from another star might fall
in love with them, and so incalculable that he might kill them.
Some of my friends take quite a high moral line about cats.
Some, like Mr. Titterton, I think, admire a cat for its
moral independence and readiness to scratch anybody "if
he does not behave himself." Others, like Mr. Belloe,
regard the cat as cruel and secret, a fit friend for witches;
one who will devour everything, except, indeed, poisoned food,
"so utterly lacking is it in Christian simplicity and humility."
For my part, I have neither of these feelings. I admire cats as I
admire catkins; those little fluffy things that hang on trees.
They are both pretty and both furry, and both declare the glory
of God. And this abstract exultation in all living things
is truly to be called Love; for it is a higher feeling than
mere affectional convenience; it is a vision. It is heroic,
and even saintly, in this: that it asks for nothing in return.
I love all the eats in the street as St. Francis of Assisi
loved all the birds in the wood or all the fishes in the sea;
not so much, of course, but then I am not a saint.
But he did not wish to bridle a bird and ride on its back,
as one bridles and rides on a horse. He did not wish to put
a collar round a fish's neck, marked with the name "Francis,"
and the address "Assisi"--as one does with a dog. He did not wish
them to belong to him or himself to belong to them; in fact,
it would be a very awkward experience to belong to a lot of fishes.
But a man does belong to his dog, in another but an equally
real sense with that in which the dog belongs to him.
The two bonds of obedience and responsibility vary very much
with the dogs and the men; but they are both bonds.
In other words, a man does not merely love a dog; as he might
(in a mystical moment) love any sparrow that perched on
his window-sill or any rabbit that ran across his path.
A man likes a dog; and that is a serious matter.

To me, unfortunately perhaps (for I speak merely of individual
taste), a cat is a wild animal. A cat is Nature personified.
Like Nature, it is so mysterious that one cannot quite
repose even in its beauty. But like Nature again, it is so
beautiful that one cannot believe that it is really cruel.
Perhaps it isn't; and there again it is like Nature. Men of
old time worshipped cats as they worshipped crocodiles;
and those magnificent old mystics knew what they were about.
The moment in which one really loves cats is the same as that
in which one (moderately and within reason) loves crocodiles.
It is that divine instant when a man feels himself--no, not absorbed
into the unity of all things (a loathsome fancy)--but delighting
in the difference of all things. At the moment when a man
really knows he is a man he will feel, however faintly, a kind
of fairy-tale pleasure in the fact that a crocodile is a crocodile.
All the more will he exult in the things that are more evidently
beautiful than crocodiles, such as flowers and birds and eats--
which are more beautiful than either. But it does not follow
that he will wish to pick all the flowers or to cage all the birds
or to own all the cats.

No one who still believes in democracy and the rights of man will admit
that any division between men and men can be anything but a fanciful
analogy to the division between men and animals. But in the sphere
of such fanciful analogy there are even human beings whom I feel to be
like eats in this respect: that I can love them without liking them.
I feel it about certain quaint and alien societies, especially about
the Japanese. The exquisite old Japanese draughtsmanship (of which we
shall see no more, now Japan has gone in for Progress and Imperialism)
had a quality that was infinitely attractive and intangible.
Japanese pictures were really rather like pictures made by cats.
They were full of feathery softness and of sudden and spirited scratches.
If any one will wander in some gallery fortunate enough to have
a fine collection of those slight water-colour sketches on rice
paper which come from the remote East, he will observe many
elements in them which a fanciful person might consider feline.
There is, for instance, that odd enjoyment of the tops of trees;
those airy traceries of forks and fading twigs, up to which certainly
no artist, but only a cat could climb. There is that elvish
love of the full moon, as large and lucid as a Chinese lantern,
hung in these tenuous branches. That moon is so large and
luminous that one can imagine a hundred cats howling under it.
Then there is the exhaustive treatment of the anatomy of birds
and fish; subjects in which cats are said to be interested.
Then there is the slanting cat-like eye of all these Eastern gods
and men--but this is getting altogether too coincident. We shall
have another racial theory in no time (beginning "Are the Japs Cats?"),
and though I shall not believe in my theory, somebody else might.
There are people among my esteemed correspondents who might
believe anything. It is enough for me to say here that in this
small respect Japs affect me like cats. I mean that I love them.
I love their quaint and native poetry, their instinct of easy
civilisation, their unique unreplaceable art, the testimony they
bear to the bustling, irrepressible activities of nature and man.
If I were a real mystic looking down on them from a real mountain,
I am sure I should love them more even than the strongwinged and
unwearied birds or the fruitful, ever-multiplying fish. But, as for
liking them, as one likes a dog--that is quite another matter.
That would mean trusting them.

In the old English and Scotch ballads the fairies are regarded
very much in the way that I feel inclined to regard Japs and cats.
They are not specially spoken of as evil; they are enjoyed
as witching and wonderful; but they are not trusted as good.
You do not say the wrong words or give the wrong gifts to them;
and there is a curious silence about what would happen to you if you did.
Now to me, Japan, the Japan of Art, was always a fairyland.
What trees as gay as flowers and peaks as white as wedding cakes;
what lanterns as large as houses and houses as frail as lanterns!..
. but... but... the missionary explained (I read in the paper)
that the assertion and denial about the Japanese use of torture
was a mere matter of verbal translation. "The Japanese would not
call twisting the thumbs back 'torture.'"

from A MISCELLANY OF MEN

By G. K. CHESTERTON

1912



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Silencion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
that comment was soooo long
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ligianauta Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
hermosa!!! me gustaria que me dibujes algún dia XD! tengo fotos en mi deviant XD!!! re comprometedora... es que están tán buenos tus dibujos!
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ICEQUEEN1988 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
lovely, Eveb though the face looks to manga a like, it still is a great artpiece
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thewatery Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
so lovely :)
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AngelRamya Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Wonderful work, she's so pretty =)
:+fav:
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bry-angel Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
creo que ya lo habia visto ...me encanta como sabes manejar los colores realmente genial....el dibujo esta estupendo
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The1Blur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow..hott...lovely job!!
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Queen-Uriel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! :wow:
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DragonYinbo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007
no es benzaiten y benten la misma diosas? O_O.
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