Eho is the direction where Toshitokujin Î¿_ (Goddess of lucky direction) stays through the year., @
She brings good fortune for the year.
|Jikkan\±||Year/check the last figure
of the year concerned
|Angle of direction||Eho
Toshitokujin Goddess lives
|lucky temple of Nagora area
which called "Owari Shi-Kannon"
4 or 9
0 or 5
1 or 6, or, 3 or 8
2 or 7
It taks the same sycle in every 5 years.
You will find a word of "katatagae" lots when you read
Genji-Monogatari", the oldest novel in Japan written by Murasaki Shikibu who lived in the Heian period (794-1192).
"Katatagae" means " change the direction"
Now we Japanese don't care about directions at all, but in old time, we had always thought about them.
When we wanted to visit bad direction, first we forced to the different direction
then visited the destination.