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六曜 ROKUYO – Lucky and Unlucky Days

What is Rokuyo?

What day is it?

Today's Rokuyo day may depend on where you are.

US (CST): Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 (17:53):
Butsumetsu 仏滅 – bad lucky all day
UK: Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 (23:53):
Butsumetsu 仏滅 – bad lucky all day
Japan (Rokuyo's home country): Thursday 30 Mar 2017 (07:53):
Taian 大安 – good luck all day

Click any date below for a Thought of the Day.
Move your mouse over a Rokuyo two-letter code to see what it means.

Days of 六曜 (Rokuyo)Significance
se先勝Sensho (also known as Senkachi or Sakigachi) Good luck in the morning, bad luck in the afternoon. Here's why
to友引Tomobiki Good luck all day, except at noon. Here's why
sm先負Sakimake, (also known as Senmake or Senbu) Bad luck in the morning, good luck in the afternoon. Here's why
bu仏滅Butsumetsu Unlucky all day. Here's why
ta大安Taian Lucky all day. Here's why
sk赤口Shakku, (also known as Shakko or Jakko) Bad luck all day, except at noon. Here's why

For most Japanese people the only notable days are Tomobiki, Butsumetsu and Taian. The other three days are less often referred to, hence their non-standardised transliterations.

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in fact, we don't believe any of it!

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