Japanese Mythology

The Shinto and Folk Gods of Japan...

GAMA-SENNIN

Shinto Immortality God

Also known as Gama-Kosensei, Kosensei

Picture of the Japanese Immortality God Gama-Sennin from our Japanese mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Toady sage of longevity

This is a sage with a toad. Would you take advice from a pair like this? He even resembles his toad partner, having a bald head, bandy legs and warty skin. The ugly toad look is extremely fashionable amongst immortal sages, and has been for several thousand years.

The venerable Gama-Sennin learned all the secrets of immortality from a frog. He carries a scroll of secret wisdom, and even if you can persuade him to unroll it, it’s all written in an ancient Japanese text which only immortal sages and toads understand.

He is a dead ringer for the Chinese immortal Liu Hai, even down to the pet amphibian. When you are live forever you can never have too many extra lives.

Gama-Sennin Facts and Figures

Name: Gama-Sennin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Gama-Kosensei, Kosensei

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

In charge of: Immortality
Area of expertise: Immortality

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

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