ZESHIN (1807-91)
Fukurokuju (or Jurojin) with Minogame Turtle
Sealed: Shin
From an untitled series of dai-oban (oversize) prints
latter 19th century


The seven gods of good fortune were a composite of deities of mainly Chinese origin.  Fukurokuju (Fuku = luck; roku =wealth; and ju = longevity) and Jurojin, god of wisdom and longevity,  (Ju = longevity; ro = old; jin = person may have the same Taoist ancestry and may in fact be one and the same.  They both have large foreheads (although Jurojin is more frequently shown wearing a hat


Dai-oban size (oversized). Very good colors and condition.





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