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Shibakoen
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Japan time

Post by Shibakoen » Sat 07.22.2006 10:57 pm

OK, I know this system of telling time isn't used much anymore (if at all) but does anyone know about the old system of keeping time (circa 1865)? In the book I'm reading, it refers to 8:00 as the Hour of the Dog. Incidently, I'm reading about the incident at the Ikedaya where the Loyalist rebels were slaughtered by the Shinsengumi.
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RE: Japan time

Post by tkbits » Sun 07.23.2006 12:10 am

I think 20:00 is the Hour of the Dog. It should be the same creatures as the Chinese zodiac, with midnight being an instant of time within the Hour of the Rat. Each Hour is actually two hours in duration.

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RE: Japan time

Post by AJBryant » Sun 07.23.2006 10:58 am

Try this link. "Time" is toward the bottom of the page.

You can get clocks rigged to display the old time here.

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RE: Japan time

Post by coco » Sun 07.23.2006 1:41 pm

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%99%82%E5%88%BB
トニーさんのリンクにも記されていますが、戌の刻は19:00−21:00です。
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いぬ【戌】
  ?藷?xの第11番目に位するもの。?西から北へ30度の方角。?昔の時刻の名。今の午後8時ごろ。また、およそ午後7時から9時のあいだの時刻。

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RE: Japan time

Post by Shibakoen » Sun 07.23.2006 8:51 pm

いやだ…「犬も戌」とか「羊も未」とか…このシステムは難しいね。
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