Japanese Zodiac Calendar


Japanese Zodiac Chart (Solar Calendar)

Zodiac
Animal

Buddhist
Patron

Compass
Direction

Year of Birth
For people born in Jan. or Feb., see Caveat

Rat

Senju Kannon

N

1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

Ox

Kokuzo Bosatsu

NE

1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Tiger

Kokuzo Bosatsu

NE

1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Hare

Monju Bosatsu

E

1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

Dragon

Fugen Bosatsu

SE

1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012

Snake

Fugen Bosatsu

SE

1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Horse

Seishi Bosatsu

S

1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Sheep

Dainichi Nyorai

SW

1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Monkey

Dainichi Nyorai

SW

1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Rooster

Fudo Myo-o

W

1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Dog

Amida Nyorai

NW

1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Boar

Amida Nyorai

NW

1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019