How do we view Japan from the perspective of feng shui?
It was a great pleasure to travel around Japan last winter and experienced for myself the feng shui of Japan. Japan is at the Far East of the Earth and is the first country to see the Sun when the Sun rises, hence Sun is the auspicious symbol to the Japanese. You can find that the symbol of the Sun is at the national flat of the Japanese. In Later Heaven Bagua, East is plant and Sun, the grand fire. The plant produces and makes the fire of Sun stronger.
Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) is the 太极山 of Japan which forms 廉贞星 hill shape. 廉贞星 is with sharp tip and triangle shape. The shape is like fire and hence it is like an arrogant, strong and aggressive man. This makes the Japanese men arrogant, strong and aggressive. In the history of Japan, warrior, army, ninja and samurai make an important role in the development of the country.
山管人丁水管财，山灵人杰，山有灵气就会出现豪杰，古人曰：”山不在高，有仙則名; 水不在深，有龍則靈” , 有好水就会有财气. In feng shui, mountain governs the people and water governs the wealth. In Japan, it is apparent that the hills and mountains are beautiful and the water is clear. It is a country surrounded by beautiful hills and water. A clear example is the Osaka City. It is surrounded by beautiful hills and water. The hills produce talented people and water produces great wealth for Japan. Undoubtedly there are many beautiful mountains in Japan and mountain governs the people. It is good for the health of the people and thus Japan is a country which has many old and healthily people. 山灵人杰，山有灵气就会出现豪杰, this is also a place with many high talented and intelligent people.
Also, you will notice the influences of Chinese feng shui belief in the buildings structural in Japan. Many old temples and castles were build according to this concept whereby in the ‘Before Heaven Bagua”, South is Sky or Heaven, hence facing the South is considered a very auspicious direction. One of the good examples is the Forbidden City in Beijing is facing the South. Of all the temples and castles that I visited in Japan all face the South. They all try to follow the left green dragon, right white tiger, front red phoenix and back black turtle 四象: 左青龙右白虎前朱雀后玄武as their building landscape characteristics.
Confucius said 面南而治天下 face the South to rule the World. Of course, in term of geography studies, it is always good to face the South as the cool wind during winter from the North will not flow into the house directly if a house is facing the South. For those whose desired element is fire element, it is advisable to get a house that face the South, especially, the world is going to period 9 soon (2024-2043) and flying star 9 is at the South of the ‘Later Heaven Bagua’
In ancient times, before the eighth century, the then capital of Japan, Kyoto, were temporary settlements that were transferred to the death of their emperor. By accessing Buddhism to Japan from China. Kyoto, which was founded in the likeness of the Chinese ancient capital of Ch’angan. However, I visited many places in Japan but there is no record or recognition of the influence of China to Japan. Obviously, it is another evident of the feeling of arrogance of the Japanese.
1) The mountains are located the north, “like the seized head of the turtle-serpent, with undulations of the dragoon and bows of the tiger coming from the east and the west”. These mountains define a natural barrier and a space dominion that they protect.
2) A body of water exists to the south, and the slope develops smoothly towards that direction.
3) This configuration establishes a clear directionality according to the cardinal points and clearly is related to the solar movements, the resulting effects of light and the wind direction.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. However, I visited many places in Japan but there is no record of the Second World War. Apparently, it is another evident of the feeling of arrogance of the Japanese.
In term of feng shui calculation, that was period 4 to go into period 5. Period 4 was 1924 to 1943 and period 5 was 1944 to 1963.
Flying Star Chart for Period 4, 1924 to 1943 which star no 4 enters into the center.
Flying Star Chart for Period 5, 1944 to 1963 which star no 5 enters into the center. This is the flying star chart for Later Heaven Chart or 元旦盘
As we know star no 5 yellow is the strongest star of all and it is a star of King. In Chinese, we address the King as 95 九五之尊 as you can find it in the Later Heaven Chart or 元旦盘 above. 5 is at the center and the star 9 is above the 5. Also 9 is fire to make the 5 earth stronger as fire grows earth as whatever you burn, the residue will become duct or earth. The King no 5 at the center and it takes charge of the chart.
In period 4 chart, the star no 5 yellow entered into Qian Kua which is the place for the master, hence the master was going to be very strong. Warrior star no 6 was at the West where the Germany is location and the second evil star 2 black was at the East where the Japan is. The argument star no 3 was at the South East and hence South East Asia was not peaceful.
Second World War started from 1939 and it was the year of rabbit 己卯but it was a fierce rabbit and below is the annual flying star for 1939 with broken army 破军 no 7 entered into the center of the chart. The broken army 破军 no 7 is gold and it chopped the plant star no 4 of the Flying Star Chart for Period 4. For those who attended my feng shui classes, it is not too hard for you to find the crushes between the annual flying star for 1939 and the period 4 chart.
The annual flying star for 1939
- At the South East, 6 gold crushes 3 plant
- At the West, 9 fire burned and melted 6 gold
- At the East, second worst star 2 black earth made the 5 yellow earth stronger. 5 was the strongest star during that time and obviously it went to Japan in 1939.
- At the center, the broken army 破军 no 7 is gold chopped the plant star no 4 of the Flying Star Chart for Period 4.
All these basically explained why Japan and Germany became so strong during that time and they wanted to be the King of the World.
In period 5, the king star no 5 entered into the center and became very strong. Argument star no 3 entered into the East where Japan is and the broken army 破军 no 7 went to the West where the Germany is. That explained why there was the Second World War !