陰陽道

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: 3 Grade: 2
This diagram from the Bansenshukai uses divination and esoteric cosmology (onmyōdō) to advise, plan and instruct on the ideal time for taking certain actions.

Noun[edit]

陰陽道 (hiragana おんみょうどう, romaji onmyōdō) lit. "Yin-Yang Way" -- "The Way of Yin and Yang"

Also known as in'yō, (hiragana いんよう) and on'yō, (hiragana おんよう)

  1. A traditional body of Japanese esoteric cosmology; a mixture of natural sciences and occultism. Based on the Chinese philosophies of Wu Xing and Yin and Yang.

See also[edit]