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A picture showing the legend of JUROJIN taken from our Japanese mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Japanese Gods, Japanese Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Good Fortune God, and 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.

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Article last updated on 27 August 2006
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 : None known
Popularity index : 416

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