Visual fragments of a life on a little island in the South China Sea
Hi Mister Bijou --He usually looks older (with less hair) but that's the god of longevity with his longevity peach (the peach tree is a symbol of longevity for the Chinese). :)
Addendum: the more I look at it, the more I think the god is a goddess... the goddess of longevity, that is. ;b
Looks like he's holding a large breast. Think it's Dominic Mohan, editor of UK's The Sun newspaper.
A Hong Kong tour leader once explained to me that all these are "functional" gods. Gods who have a purpose! This one looks female to me too...lipstick and rouge!
Many thanks for all your input. I love the phrase "longevity peach". Some googling reveals that this is usually a god, not goddess. Given the lipstick and rouge . . could our little island in the South China's deity be a transvestite?
Definitely not a transvestite -- too (great-)grandmother to be that surely! :D
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