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Jyuuni-shi : Chinese Zodiac in Japan -Part 2- (For hour)

Japansese old hour system and “Jyuuni-shi” In the old times, “Jyuuni-shi” was more commonly used, for directions, dates and hours. In addition, Japanese hour system was totally different from the present one. Now those customs are gone, but you can find the traces of them in some words.…

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Jyuuni-shi : Chinese Zodiac in Japan -Part 1- (For age and year)

Jyuuni-shi : Chinese Zodiac in Japan -Jyuuni-shi-Some animals are different from the original Chinese version. The word “Eto” means a combination of the ten Celestial and the Chinese Zodiac, but in Japan it is quite often used to refer only to Zodiac.…

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