Ebisu is said to have been deaf, worshiped as a god who offers the family fortunate and prosperity in business beside a god of fishing. Some shrines for him are located mainly in Osaka, etc.
There is a custom from ancient times:
Those who worship at Ebisu Shrine turn to the back of the shrine
pavilion first, strike a hind wainscot, call several times "I am here!" and then bow politely.
An old man and persons
with disability including a blind man had achieved the important role which handed
down such a myth and a folk legend from generation to generation.
stayed at home and watched the fire of a fireplace rather than going
out for hunting or farming. The center of information at a place where people gathered was what the old man has kept telling.