One of the Shichi Fukujin — 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.
A deity with a Buddhist background, he has great affinity to and may be related to the Chinese God Shouxing 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Old Age
Area of expertise: Old Age
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1787
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Article last revised on November 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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