Asian Zodiac Postcards w/ Envelopes

Click on animal to see postcard

The 12-year animal zodiac cycle originated in China but gradually spread throughout East Asia. It was used not only for naming years, but also for months, hours of the day and to indicate directions.

By popular request, we are thrilled to announce the publication of a set of 13 delightful and unique Asian Zodiac postcards. The cards measure 5" X 7". There is one card for each animal in the 12-year cycle plus an additional card depicting the complete cycle. The cycle begins with the Mouse and ends with the Boar.

It is believed that people take on the character of the animal associated with their birth year. On the back of each card, characteristics for each animal are listed.

The complete cycle is:

Mouse/Rat (1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Ox  (1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)
Tiger  (1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Rabbit  (1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Dragon (1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Snake (1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Horse (1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Sheep/Ram (1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Monkey (1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Rooster (1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Dog (1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Boar/Pig (1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

 Add or subtract multiples of 12 to the year you were born to find out your animal.  For example, if you were born in 1948, your animal is the Mouse. 1948 plus 36 (12 x 3) equals 1984.

Eigoro Futamata, the noted Japanese artist, illustrated these delightful, whimsical cards. They can be used for New Years, birthdays - or anytime - just for fun!

 

 

Price: $8.00 (USD)

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