Ancient Chinese mythical animals associated with the four cardinal Writes Walters: “The four directions, east, south, west and north, represent the four seasons, with the imperial family -- the emperor (dragon) and the empress (phoenix). BAIHU (Chinese spelling) for White Tiger; Pronounced Byakko in Japanese.
Pattern: Amazingly detailed design of heraldic signs in colorful geometric windows, Japanese kanji characters representing the four seasons, family crest.
Kigo (季語, "season word") (plural kigo) is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, The writing of the linked-verse form renga dates to the middle of the Heian Today most Japanese haiku include a kigo, though many haiku written in The saijiki are divided into the four seasons (and modern saijiki usually. Some on the Gregorian calendar, others on "Tsuki-okure". Back to home page. As there was no identifying star at the centre of the Black Tortoisethe appropriate place the eleventh mansion was called Void. Many web sites also list the Phoenixnot the Red Birdas the celestial emblem of the south. Byakko, Takamatsu Zuka Tombs Learn more at this outside site.