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Post  Guest on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:59 pm

Does anyone know the story about the " Longivity" carakter ?.......

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Dave Martin on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:25 pm

I think you are asking about Jurojin, one of the Japanese seven gods of fortune.

Here is a link to look at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurojin

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi Yvonne... The gourd on a staff represents a Daoist sage-- generally associated with wandering in remote mountain locations. See Rolf Stein's Worlds in Miniature for details that are scholarly. The gourd was a container for medicine also seen as an entrance to other (e.g. drug-induced) worlds of Daoist magicians/alchemists. The gourd with its narrow passage was also metaphorically the place where a traveling magician could reside in miniature. The two folk gods Fukurokuju & Jurojin known for large foreheads and carrying objects including a staff are often confused & each is associated with longevity by different paths.


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Post  Guest on Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:42 am

Dave and Chris
Many thanks for your answers Smile

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Post  ogie on Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:26 pm

Hi Yvonne,

Wonderful stone,love the color,texture specially the stick with the wine jug,thanks for sharing,

regards,
Alex

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Post  ogie on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:21 pm

ogie wrote:Hi Yvonne,

Wonderful stone,love the color,texture specially the stick with the wine jug,thanks for sharing,

regards,
Alex

P.S. By the way how big is the stone Yvonne?

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi Ogie

My beatyfull stone is 28 cm tall. With the dai, to the top of hes head.....I just bought him on the BCI Chinatour, and I absolut love him.

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Post  ngoquangvu on Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:50 pm


This is similar as SHOU stone ( longivity) in my topic << MY HUMAN FIGURE SUISEKI STONES >>

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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:26 pm

Dear Ngoquangvu

Many thanks for letting me know about your topic, I found it very interesting.

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:32 am

Hi Yvonne... I recently noted a description by the online Magical Miniature Landscapes author Robert Baran regarding the legendary magician Fei Jiang-fang and other "Gourd Elders" [link HERE]. His account is worth considering in appreciation of your figure.

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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:49 am

Hi Chris Cochrane

Many thanks. This is interesting reading, adding to my love for the stone.
I look at the stone every day. I love the quiet elegance, and the collour. I am really happy I decided to buy him when I was in China with BCI, even though it was a bit to expensive. Both I and my husband see the stone as a uniqe person statue. And it it funny to see, how it is absolutely nothing but a stone, if it is taken out of the dai.
This is telling me, that the finder had a very good eye for stones, as he/she walked along the river.

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