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六曜 ROKUYO – Lucky and Unlucky Days

What is Rokuyo?

What day is it?

Based on today being Monday 25 Jul 2016 15:03*, the Japanese Rokuyo day is Sakimake 先負, – bad luck in the morning, good luck in the afternoon. (* Central Standard Time, unlike Rokuyo's home country of Japan where it's now Tuesday 26 Jul 2016 05:03)

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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.

Note: This page is for information only.
We are not trying to promote Rokuyo;
in fact, we don't believe any of it!

Here's why

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