Statue depicting Shou Lao (Shou Xing), Chinese god of longevity
- before 1930 in Japan
Wooden statue depicting Shou Lao (Shou Xing), the Taoist god of longevity, Japanese
Shouxing (also known as Shoulao) is the god of longevity, one of three star gods in Chinese beliefs. His most recognisable feature is his pronounced bald head and long beard, and he carries the ‘peach of immortality’. Statues of Shouxing are popular birthday gifts for elders.