Myoryu-ji’s Lucky God


Jurojin, the shichifukujin of Myoryu-ji, is the god of wisdom and longevity.Considering that the man who stamped and signed our books at Myoryu-ji was the oldest we met along our trek, I think it’s fair to say that Jurojin is doing his job.

This Jurojin isn’t the actual Jurojin – the temple’s proper Jurojin is carved of wood and sitting pretty under a roof, which made it hard to photograph. So, we snapped a pic of his concrete brother instead.

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