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JUROJIN

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.

JUROJIN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : JUROJIN
Location : Japan
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Old Age
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 9008
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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Jurojin: Japanese God of Old Age." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.

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