Drawing Based on Genbu Found at Takamatsu Zuka Kofun
The 7 Moon Stations of the "North" (Genbu) or "Black Tortoise of Winter" (also "Somber" or "Black" Warrior)
Moon Stations are connected by red lines. Key stars are circled in yellow.
|Chinese Character||Meaning||Key Star||Japanese Name|
|8||Dipper; Measure||Phi Sgr||HikitsuBoshi|
perhaps Waiting Maid
perhaps Danger, Steep
Simulation using The Sky showing Summer Solstice around 500 B.C. Note that the sun is indeed "moving" within the moon stations of Genbu or the Black Tortoise of Winter, and the handle of the big dipper ("North Seven Stars") seen at sunset is pointed downward or North.