Kano Tanshin Moromichi Japanese

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Jurōjin, said to have lived in China at the end of the eleventh century, is shown as an old man with a long beard. He carries a staff (in some representations this is replaced by a scroll) and is accompanied by a deer. In Japan he is numbered as one of seven lucky gods. Emblematic of felicitous longevity, his image is especially appropriate in celebration of the new year.

#8826. Jurōjin

Jurōjin, Kano Tanshin Moromichi (Japanese, 1785–1835), Hanging scroll; ink on silk, Japan

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