Fukurokuju – God of Longevity

I am Fukurokuju, the God of Longevity. I carried this special peach of immortality all the way to The Maridon Museum from Japan. The spotted deer by my side is a gentle little one who has been my traveling companion for many years. She symbolizes peace, harmony, and longevity, so you see, I have good reason to smile.

We were carved from Indian elephant ivory in the twentieth century, and the details of my clothing and my companion’s fur are picked out in ink.

We had the good fortune to spend many years in the home of our museum’s founder, Mary Hulton Phillips, before finding our way into the Rear Gallery of the museum. Please visit and look for us among our many companions.