This year’s Japan’s zodiac signs is “Rabbit.


This year, 2023, we will see many illustrations and character goods of “Rabbit” in Japan. Until last year, it was “Tiger”.

Every year the featured animal changes in Japan.

It is called “ETO”. ETO is Oriental Zodiac Signs.

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation of the “Japanese Zodiac Signs”.


What is the Japanese “ETO(zodiac)”?

In Japan, there are 12 different animals that represent the year, called the “twelve signs of the Japanese zodiac.

One of them is the “Japanese Zodiac”.

This year is “Rabbit”. It changes every 12 years.

After the rabbit comes the dragon, followed by the snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, boar, rat, cow, and tiger.

What makes the Japanese “Chinese Zodiac” different from the Chinese one?

The Japanese and Chinese zodiac signs are almost identical.

The Japanese zodiac is of Chinese origin.

It originally began to be used in China in B.C. to represent the calendar and time in an easy-to-understand manner.

It was then introduced to Japan and spread.

This is a picture book animation of an old tale about the Chinese zodiac. It is very interesting and easy to understand.

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