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The year of the Tiger

2022 is coming, led by none other than the Tiger! Are you ready for this new year?
This article will introduce everything you need to know about the year of the tiger: why it became the 3rd sign of the Zodiac, the personality of the people born that year, what to expect for your goals.

Why did the Tiger only got 3rd place?

One day, Buddha told all the animals: “The first 12 of you who will come to me on the New Year, will in turn become king of the year”.

The ox, who knew it was slow, departed during the night. It would have finished first place if the rat, who was on its back, didn’t jump in front of him at the last minute. Therefore, the rat became the 1st animal of the zodiac and the ox second.

The tiger was the fastest of all, but having left only at dawn (when the cow had already left since the beginning of the night), he could not catch up and find himself in 3rd place.

A second legend says that at the beginning, it was the lion who held 3rd place. But as he was acting badly, Buddha decided to punish him by removing him from the zodiac. And chose the tiger instead.

What to expect from people born in the year of the Tiger?

People born during the year of the tiger have positive personalities and a strong spirit: they don’t avoid challenges and even tend to go towards them. They are not afraid to make mistakes and to fail. They prefer to have a try at something rather than just avoid difficult situations.

People born during the Year of the Tiger are good in society and have entertaining personalities. They have a strong leadership spirit and bring people together.

What to expect during this new year?

The year of the tiger can be a challenging year. But have confidence in yourself to accomplish your goals. The year of the ox was a period to get prepared, take our time to reflect. During the year of the tiger, it is time to take action.

Be careful, however, not to be too impulsive and be sure to listen to the advice of those around you.

In a word, 2022 will be synonymous with novelty, growth and changes. It is a time to give the best of ourselves.
We hope that you will have a great year 2022, and that the spirit of the Tiger will guide you to accomplish great things!

Chogosonshi-ji Temple

Chogosonshi-ji Temple

Located on Mount Shigi in Nara, Chogosonshi-ji is often overlooked. But it is a great place to visit if you have some time in the area.

It is said that 1400 years ago, during his war with the Mononobe clan, on the year of the tiger, on the day and the hour of the tiger, Prince Shotoku went to pray Bishamonten on the mountains of Nara. Bishamonten is one of the 7 Gods of Luck. He is depicted as a warrior, wearing armor and is considered as the god of war. After winning the war, Shotoku established the temple in gratitude. 

The temple is known for its gigantic tiger papier mache statue (the world biggest one). It makes it a great place to visit during 2022, the year of the tiger.

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Year of the Tiger
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