Numbers - Japanese Numerology and Slangs

  Numbers - Japanese Numerology and Slangs

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  1.  The Number 6
  2. The Number 7
  3. The Number 8

6 in Japanese Numerology

  • The number 6 is often considered a lucky number1. It represents luck and good fortune, and is often used in business and financial transactions. 
  • However, there are some sources that suggest the number 6 could be considered unlucky because its pronunciation as a counting number, “muttsu”, can sound like the word for nothingness, "mu". 

7 in Japanese Numerology

    • Number 7 is considered a sacred and spiritual number. It symbolizes introspection, wisdom, and mysticism. 
    • The number 7 appears to be universally lucky or holy.
    • Buddhism: Seven is an important number in Buddhism. Japanese Buddhists celebrate a baby’s seventh day and mourn the seventh day after a person dies when the soul is said to cross over.
    • Folklore: In Japanese folklore, there are the Shichifukuin (七福神 – the Seven Gods of Luck).
    • Festivals: Tanabata (七夕 – Evening of the Seventh) is an important summertime holiday that’s celebrated on July 7th (7/7).
    • Pachinko Parlors and Scratch Tickets: The number seven also makes many appearances in pachinko parlors and scratch tickets. 
    8 in Japanese Numerology
    • The number 8 is often considered a lucky number12345. Here are some reasons why:
    • The number 8 is written in a character that widens at the bottom, which is called suehirogari. This widening shape is seen as a symbol of prosperity and growth.