FUKUROKUJUAlso known as FUKU-ROKU-JU
God of Health and member of the Seven Japanese Gods of Good Fortune.FUKUROKUJU is in charge of Health and Fitness. He keeps in good shape, but we are not sure if this is the shape most people would want to be... with an elongated head and short bandy legs.
We feel he may have been purloined by the FENG-SHUI brigade as part of their Fuk, Luk & Shou package, which is of course Chinese and should remain more inscrutable than popular.
There are six more Gods of Good Fortune — see our amazing package deal — SHICHI-FUKU-JIN.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : FUKU-ROKU-JU
Popularity index : 1984
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