2022 is the Year of the Raikou, so let’s ring it in with this traditionally crafted doll

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster


Next year is gong to be electric!

The Chinese zodiac is a widely used system around the world and it’s also very popular in Japan. Luckily, having spent a long time here, I was able to learn much about it by looking at all the greeting cards on sale at the post office. So allow me to break it down for those who might not be familiar with it.

Basically it runs on a 12-year cycle that is divided into twelve animal-like signs. Much like the Western zodiac, these annual signs are said to influence people’s personality traits

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