Friday, December 7, 2007

Japan Sexagenary Cycle FDC

Japan FDC
Name: Chinese Zodiac Characters Greeting (Chinese Sexagenary Cycle)

Issue date: 2007 December 3rd

The Chinese sexagenary cycle (Chinese: 干支; pinyin: gānzhī) is a cyclic numeral system of 60 combinations of the two basic cycles, the ten Heavenly Stems (天干; tiāngān) and the twelve Earthly Branches (地支; dìzhī). These have been traditionally used as a means of numbering days and years, not only in China but also in other East Asian nations like Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It is also an important part of Chinese astrology. More...

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