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Picture of the Japanese Old Age God JUROJIN from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Japanese Old Age God

Fortuitous God of Longevity

One of the SHICHI-FUKU-JIN — Japan’s Seven Gods of Good Luck.

He’s the God of Longevity. He’s also very fond of rice wine. Does this mean that rice wine is the elixir of life? Buy a bottle and find out. It tastes really nice and does wonders in a stir-fry. Get some today!

However it must not be thought that JUROJIN ever behaves with anything but the utmost dignity even if he may be accompanied by such diverse creatures as a crane a stag and a tortoise. He will have his sacred staff known as a shaku to which is attached a scroll of wisdom.

He has great affinity to and may be related to the Chinese God SHOU-XING who does much the same sort of thing without the Good Luck back-up team. There is also confusion sometimes with his own compatriot FUKUROKUJU which is easily sorted out as F has the elongated head.


Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Old Age
God of : Old Age

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 10828

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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