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Eastern Zodiac Wall Hanging Compilation

by blennus Posted 18th Oct 2007 at 7:17 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2011 at 3:27 AM by blennus : Changed Thumbnail and key words
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

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Eastern Zodiac Wall Hanging Compilation

A set of 12 Wall Hanging recolors of the "Fourth Element" for each member of the Chinese Zodiac. Each wall hanging has been carefully hand knit with gold thread and white silk on a black background. Every wall hanging has an avatar of the holy animal along with the Chinese Character embroidered above in gold thread.

This set Includes
12 recolors of the "Fourth Element", 1 for each member of the Eastern Zodiac.

Please do not make any modifications or re-distribute at other sites without asking.
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 1:22 PM
Those are so cool! I love them all!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:30 PM
These are great.

However, a few of the Japanese characters are incorrect, dear. They're great anyway. * downloads*
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Original Poster
#4 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 6:34 PM Last edited by blennus : 19th Oct 2007 at 8:03 PM.
The japanese characters are not incorrect. The characters for the 12 animals of the Zodiac and the normal characters for the animals are different. The character for Rat or Nezumi in normal japanese is 鼠。However the character for the zodiac Ne is 子. This also indicates direction AND hour of the day along with the zodiac animal. Therefore the normal character for rat is NOT used in these situations. See for more information. However They may possibly be incorrect for other eastern cultures, I am not certain about that. These characters are for the japanese version of the zodiac and are correct.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 6:45 PM
These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
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#6 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 10:13 PM
yay! im the year of the rat XD

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#7 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 3:14 AM
Wow! These are very cool!

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#8 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 9:16 AM
These are beautiful, I like them

Originally Posted by blennus
However They may possibly be incorrect for other eastern cultures, I am not certain about that.

You're right, I learn Chinese and some of them (I just know 3 of them) are incorrect :
子 is child
horse is 马 (in Chinese simplified) or 馬 (in Chinese trditional)
dragon s 龙 (simplified) or 龍 (traditional)

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Field Researcher
#9 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 6:07 PM
These are great and just what I need! Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 11:49 PM
These are very nice. ^_^ I rather like the Eastern zodiac... it's more accurate for me than the astrological one. Heh... Where's the cat, though? x3

Also... because I can't seem to help it, I'd like to point out that the characters used on these are correct. They are correct in China, in Japan, and probably anywhere else that refers to the Zodiac using Chinese characters. The characters used are used specifically in this way for the Zodiac. Check Wiki, people, ne? ^^

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Dec 2008 at 9:31 PM
Japanese? >.> HEY! I'm pretty sure that it's the Chinese who came up with them (after all it's called the 'Chinese Zodiac') and we use them too :/ it's going to be the year of the Ox next year.

I'm also not sure about labelling it "eastern" since it's only used in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam...

Else, This is freaking awesome...thanks you for sharing this! It's original ^_^
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Jan 2009 at 11:41 AM Last edited by Lancet : 3rd Jan 2009 at 12:15 PM.
First of all, please forgive me if you fine my following comment offensive.
As a Chinese, I must say those characters and symbols are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
Originally, ancient Chinese used 天干 and 地支 to keep track of time and year, just like Arabic numbers. Gradually, those 地支 were symbolized by different animals due to the similarity of pronunciation, as least in acient Chinese language, and it's easier for rural people to use and memorize them.
On the contrary, while people use animals to symbolized 地支, 天干 remains the same.

Please don't call them " JAPANESE " zodiac, for they are never Japanese.
Even after 1951, those tradition persists in Chinese people's life, the Communists didn't eliminate them.
Nowadays, in China, Taiwan or HongKong, people still use these characters to symbolize time and year.
Frankly speaking, it's very offensive to see people calling these characters and symbols JAPANESE ZODIAC, and in some sense, by doing so,you are helping the Japanese stealing our culture and tradition.
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Original Poster
#13 Old 3rd Jan 2009 at 8:56 PM
Sorry to offend, none was intended. The only reason I called them the Japanese Zodiac is that I know little of Chinese Culture, but I knew they were used this way in Japan, because I've lived in Japan for a couple of years. I had no intention of ever "stealing" the zodiac from the Chinese. I will make the appropriate changes in my post.

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Test Subject
#14 Old 4th Jan 2009 at 11:35 PM
The only thing I can say is thank You.
By the way, your creation is beautiful, which I should have mentioned in my previous post.
Test Subject
#15 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 1:57 AM
Looks cool, I'm downloading, and btw, I'm a rat XD
Test Subject
#16 Old 22nd Apr 2010 at 8:45 PM
yay im ox and i love these decoration! all my walls are decorated by the ox poster
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Apr 2010 at 8:57 PM
OX=THE BEST I love this decoration too. you rocks, blennus, you r a genius.
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#18 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 2:04 AM
These look really nice in-game. Thank you!