Here's the Japanese equivalent of Sarasvati. You can see the Chinese influence on the iconography and painting style.
Dear readers I am bumping older blog posts done before I set up a cross link with google+. As the widget that does this will not cross post (PRE)scheduled posts please use the Share button so other people can enjoy these posts. This is one of a sequence of 4 posts showing how depictions of Sarasvati changed from India to Japanese and elsewhere.