Fukurokuju

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Japanese 福禄寿 (Fukurokuju), from Middle Chinese (pjuwk "fortune") + 祿 (luwk "blessings") + (dʒjùw "longevity").

Proper nounEdit

Fukurokuju

  1. (mythology, Shintō) the Japanese name for the Chinese god Xuanwu, one of the seven gods of good fortune: the god of happiness, wealth, and longevity

See alsoEdit

  • Hotei, (布袋), the fat and happy god of abundance and good health.
  • Jurōjin, (寿老人), god of longevity.
  • Bishamonten, (毘沙門天), god of warriors.
  • Daikokuten (大黒天, Daikoku), god of wealth, commerce and trade. Ebisu and Daikoku are often paired and represented as carvings or masks on the walls of small retail shops.
  • Ebisu, (恵比須, 恵比寿, or ), god of fishers or merchants, often depicted carrying a sea bream.
  • Benzaiten (弁才天 or 弁財天), goddess of knowledge, art and beauty and music

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

Fukurokuju

  1. rōmaji reading of ふくろくじゅ
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