Japanese Bronze Juroujin

Age Late Meiji (Ca1900)

Height 260mm

Width 220mm

Depth 180mm

Weight 5.0kg


Price $388

Shipping Category 3

Juroujin is the god of the elderly and longevity in Japanese Buddhist mythology. It is said that the legendary Juroujin is based on a real person who lived in ancient times. He was approximately 1.82 meters tall with a very long head. Besides his distinctive skull, he is represented with a long white beard, riding a deer and is often also accompanied by a 1500 year old crane and a tortoise, as symbols of his affinity with long lives.