Good Treasures ［善財童子］ ( Sudhana-shreshthi-dāraka or Sudhana; Zenzai-dōji): A bodhisattva described in the Flower Garland Sutra. According to the sutra, when he was born, gold, silver, emeralds, and other treasures suddenly appeared in his father’s house; therefore he was called Good Treasures. On meeting Bodhisattva Manjushrī, he conceived the desire for enlightenment and then sought out one teacher after another to receive their instruction. Finally he met the fifty-third teacher, Bodhisattva Universal Worthy, and on hearing his ten great vows, attained enlightenment. Good Treasures’ pilgrimage was popularized in both art and literature, and in Japan it is thought to have inspired the building of the fifty-three post stations along the Tōkaidō Road, the highway linking Edo (now Tokyo) and Kyoto, during the Edo period (1600–1867).