Decorated Wooden Plate
Laughing Buddha is traditionally depicted as a fat bald man wearing a robe or otherwise carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack being poor but content.His large protruding stomach and jolly smile have given him the common designation "Laughing Buddha." The term buddha means "one who is awake", connoting one who has awakened into enlightenment. Buddha nature within them, and are already enlightened, but have yet to realize it. This teaching would continue into Zen.