Shi Chi Fukujin "Old Monk" 60cm High Solid Grey Granite
Another lovely statue of this "Happy Buddha"....
Futotta Hotei Hotoke 60cm High
Hand Carved Silver Grey Granite
In Japan, Juroujin, also known as Gama, is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune or Shichi-fuku-jin, according to Taoist beliefs. He is the God of longevity.
He walks with a staff and a fan. He is depicted as an old man with a long white beard, and a scroll is tied to the staff, on which is written the lifespan of all living things. The deer, a symbol of longevity, usually (but not always) accompanies him as a messenger, as do other long-lived animals such as the crane and the tortoise. Jurojin is often identified with Fukurokuju. The two are said to inhabit the same body.