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Animals of the Japanese Zodiac

How We Tell Time – in Ancient Japan with the Zodiac I thought you might enjoy reading (or reading again) the story that is told to Kozaishō who learns the twelve animals of them: One day, the Emperor of Jade, the God of the heaven, declared to all the animals that he was going to choose twelve of them to name the years. The first twelve who arrived at his palace would each have the task of protecting mankind for one year. All the animals… Continue reading →