How old are you this year? Introducing the yakudoshi (calamitous years)in Japan

How old are you this year? Introducing the yakudoshi (calamitous years)in Japan

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Happy New Year to everyone!
Sincerely hope all of you are better in this year.
Well, I will introduce you the Japanese cultures this time by taking"yakudoshi" as the main title.
"Yaku" is a word that expresses sadness and disasters, and the words"Yakudoshi" has been considered a unlucky from ancient time.

"Yakudoshi" means that bad things relating to the age will happen to you.
The age in the yakudoshi varies with the men and women, and the man will meet it three times, and the woman will be about four times.
Moreover, "yakudoshi" is divided into three parts like the former,the middle and the latter covering the length of three years.
Be sure to pay attention to such misfortune. (Yakudoshi can be found by counting the age)

It is also said that yakudoshi exists in the age that changes your fortune.
There are good methods to avoid it in the year.
For example,big changes like removal and construction of new house.
On the other hand,you should regard the yakudoshi as a chapter in life,of course, there are also your own ideas in a leap year.

However, these are the wisdom of predecessors,they will encounter large physical and mental changes for the male in the early forties and the female in the mid-30s,so they must pay more attention to their health,maybe the origin of yakudoshi was from it.
The predecessors thought about the year of the unlucky based on the experience.
On the other hand, the idea that the unlucky age is relative to the mood is accepted well in modern times.

How old are you this year? Introducing the yakudoshi (calamitous years)in Japan

Then, this year is your yakudoshi?!
Although it is just a emotional problem, yet the most disgusting thing is still the yakudoshi. In order to change your mood, those who are in their yakudoshi should try to accept such "misfortune".

How to accept such misfortune, it is good to go to shrine and make a offering of 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen, and the good period of accepting misfortune should be from New Year's Day to setsubun.
Needless to choose a special shrine, you only need to find a shrine where you feel comfortable.
But you should not forget to come back to worship when the yakudoshi ended.
So, please accept yakudoshi and start a new year in a refreshing mood!

How old are you this year? Introducing the yakudoshi (calamitous years)in Japan
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