Are you a boar or a rat? Zodiac Calendars by Clifton Karhu

Are you a boar or a rat? Zodiac Calendars by Clifton Karhu
October 22, 2014 Robyn Buntin of Honolulu
Clifton Karhu Calendar - Year of the Rat
Clifton Karhu Calendar - Year of the Rat

When it’s time to act,
Don’t be cornered or attack,
Grab your luck

 

According to the Chinese Zodiac, each year of a twelve-year cycle is associated with an animal. It is believed that your character and personality will reflect certain traits of the animal under which you were born.

The artist, Clifton Karhu, who was the best-selling woodblock print artist in Japan during his lifetime, created these humorous images of the zodiac animals with the corresponding years. The prints were received directly from the artist as New Year greetings.

We’re happy to offer the following unique prints that have just arrived from a private collection.  Want to read more about Clifton Karhu?  See more Clifton Karhu prints here!

1978, The Year of the Horse by Clifton Karhu
1978, The Year of the Horse by Clifton Karhu
Item #18029   1978  $450
1985, The Year of the Ox by Clifton Karhu
1985, The Year of the Ox by Clifton Karhu
Item #18030   1985  $450
1986, The Year of the Tiger by Clifton Karhu
1986, The Year of the Tiger by Clifton Karhu
Item #18031   1986  $450
1989, The Year of the Snake by Clifton Karhu
1989, The Year of the Snake by Clifton Karhu
Item #18032   1989  $450
1982, The Year of the Dog (Village Dogs 29/100) by Clifton Karhu
1982, The Year of the Dog (Village Dogs 29/100) by Clifton Karhu
Item #18033   1982  $550
1980, The Year of the Monkey by Clifton Karhu
1980, The Year of the Monkey by Clifton Karhu
Item #18034   1980  $450
1984, The Year of the Rat by Clifton Karhu
1984, The Year of the Rat by Clifton Karhu
Item #18035   1984  $450
1987, The Year of the Rabbit by Clifton Karhu
1987, The Year of the Rabbit by Clifton Karhu
Item #18036   1987  $450
1988, The Year of the Dragon by Clifton Karhu
1988, The Year of the Dragon by Clifton Karhu
Item #18037   1988  $450
1983, The Year of the Boar by Clifton Karhu
1983, The Year of the Boar by Clifton Karhu
Item #18038   1983  $450
1979, The Year of the Ram by Clifton Karhu
1979, The Year of the Ram by Clifton Karhu
Item #18039   1979  $450

 

1978 Born in the year of the horse, you are energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able.

1979 Born in the year of the sheep (ram), you are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted.

1980 Born in the year of the monkey, you are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile.

1982 Born in the year of the dog, you are faithful, courageous, dexterous, smart and warm-hearted.

1983 Born in the year of the pig (boar), you are honest and frank, chivalrous and gallant.

1984 Born in the year of the rat, you are sanguine and very adaptable, being popular with others.

1985 Born in the year of the ox, you are honest, industrious, patient, and cautious, and do things steadily.

1986 Born in the year of the tiger, you are tolerant, staunch, valiant, and respected.

1987 Born in the year of the rabbit, you are gentle, sensitive, compassionate, amiable, modest and merciful, and have strong memory.

1988 Born in the year of the dragon, you are lively, intellectual, energetic and excitable.

1989 Born is the year of the snake, you have good temper and a skill at communicating but say little, gracious morality and great wisdom.