Featured in the November 2016 issue of  Italian magazine ILLUSTRATI
Fukurokuju (福禄寿) from fuku (happiness), roku (wealth), and ju (longevity), is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. He is said to be an incarnation of the Southern Polestar.
In many depictions, Fukurokuju has an abnormally high forehead and possesses a magical scripture and the knowledge of the lifespan of every person on earth.
He is often accompanied by a crane and a turtle, which are considered to be symbols of longevity. He is the only member of the Seven Lucky Gods credited with the ability to revive the dead.

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