Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...


Shinto Good Health God

Also known as Fuku-Roku-Ju

Picture of the Japanese Good Health God Fukurokuju from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Fitness Coach of the Shichi-Fukujin

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 Fukujin.

Fukurokuju Facts and Figures

Name: Fukurokuju
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Fuku-Roku-Ju

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Good Health
Area of expertise: Good Health

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 5557

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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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