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Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock

Akekure is a Japanese traditional clock (Wadokei)

Akekure is a Japanese traditional clock (Wadokei)

Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock

Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock
Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock
Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock

What is it about?

Akekure is a Japanese traditional clock (Wadokei).

Akekure - Japanese Traditional Clock

App Details

Lifestyle Education
Last updated
February 16, 2017
Release date
January 19, 2011
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Akekure is $1.99 but there are more add-ons

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App Store Description

Akekure is a Japanese traditional clock (Wadokei).
It is a app clock that has been made to tell Japanese traditional time.

= How about the Japanese traditional clock. =
A Japanese traditional clock is Japanese traditional timekeeping practices required the use of unequal temporal hours. That is six daytime units from local sunrise to local sunset, and six night time units from sunset to sunrise.

Japanese traditional timekeepers varied with the seasons. the daylight hours were longer in summer and shorter in winter, with the opposite at night. Ordinary clocks were, by contrast, set up to tell equal hours that did not vary with the seasons.

A Japanese traditional clock had six numbered hours from 9 to 4, which counted backwards from noon until midnight.
In addition to the numbered temporal hours, each hour was assigned a sign from the Japanese zodiac.
Starting at dawn, the six daytime hours were:

Rabbit 卯   6 六  Sunrise
Dragon 辰   5 五  Morning
Snake 巳   4 四  Daytime
Horse 午   9 九  Noon
Goat 未   8 八  Daytime
Monkey 申   7 七  Evening

From dusk, the six nighttime hours were:

Rooster 酉  6 六  Sunset
Dog 戌  5 五  Twilight
Boar 亥  4 四  Night
Rat 子  9 九  Midnight
Ox 丑  8 八  Night
Tiger 寅  7 七  Dawn

= Supported Solar term =
A solar term is any of 24 points in traditional Japanese calendars that matches a particular astronomical event or signifies some natural phenomenon. The points are spaced 15° apart along the ecliptic and are used by calendars to stay synchronized with the seasons, which is crucial for agrarian societies.

Exhibited by the Kanji characters for the solar term.

Each solar term is divided into three pentads, so there are 72 pentads in a year. There are mostly named after phenological phenomena corresponding to the pentad.

= Other =
・Supported alarm.
・Supported moon phase.
・Supported GPS.

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