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Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 06:04 am:   

Does anyone know what/who is "ushi tora no kunjin" ?.
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Posted on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 10:39 pm:   

It should be "ushi tora no konjin" = NЂ̋_ and not "kunjin".
In the Asian tradition, the cardinal points are interpreted by 12 Chinese zodiac symbols and "Ushi (cow) Tora (tiger)" corresponds to the north-east direction.
According to Onmyodo (Az) the demons should enter a house from this direction and we call it Kimon (S = demon's gate).
So it is important not to install vital functions of the house such as water or fire related matters in this corner.
Konjin is a protector of this corner, now considered the god of health.
Kind regards,

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