Eho/Œb•û
lucky direction

Eho is the direction where Toshitokujin Î“¿_ (Goddess of lucky direction) stays through the year., @
She brings good fortune for the year.


Jikkan\Š± Year/check the last figure
of the year concerned
Angle of direction Eho
Direction where
Toshitokujin Goddess lives
lucky temple of Nagora area
which called "Owari Shi-Kannon"
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4 or 9
75deg
east-north-east
Ryusen-ji Kannon
(Ryusen-ji temple)
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0 or 5
255deg
west-south-west
Arako-Kannon
(Kannon-ji temple)

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1 or 6, or, 3 or 8
165deg
south-south-east
Kasadera-kannon
(Ryufuku-ji temple)
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2 or 7
345deg
north-north-west
Jimoku-ji Kannon
(Jimokuji temple)


It taks the same sycle in every 5 years.

2008 south-south-east 2013 south-south-east 2018 south-south-east 2023 south-south-east 2028 south-south-east
2009 east-north-east 2014 east-north-east 2019 east-north-east 2024 east-north-east 2029 east-north-east
2010 west-south-west 2015 west-south-west 2020 west-south-west 2025 west-south-west 2030 west-south-west
2011 south-south-east 2016 south-south-east 2021 south-south-east
2026 south-south-east 2031 south-south-east
2012 north-north-west 2017 north-north-west 2022 north-north-west 2027 north-north-west 2032 north-north-west






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.