Shichi Fukujin is Japanese for "the Seven Gods of Fortune" in Japanese mythology and folklore. Shichifukujin is a contemporary quartet, describing the individual attributes of these gods in 7 short parts: Hotei, the fat and happy god of abundance and good health; Jurōjin, god of long life; Fukurokuju, god of happiness, wealth and longevity; Bishamonten, god of warriors; Benzaiten, goddess of knowledge, art and beauty; Daikokuten, god of wealth, commerce and trade; Ebisu, god of fishers or merchants. Only the last part uses the Eb clarinet. Advanced level.


  • 3 B-flat Clarinets (Clarinet 1 doubles on E-flat Clarinet)
  • Bass Clarinet