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Shibukava Harumi

( outstanding Japanese astronomer, calendar expert in astronomy.)

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Biography Shibukava Harumi
The son of a professional player in th. In 1669, Mr.. began to direct astronomical observations (apparently, it was the first systematic observations of the sky in Japan).
In 1673, Mr.. proposed reform of the calendar to the emperor, and in 1683, Mr.. - Its revised form. In 1685, Mr.. was invited to become a public astronomer.
Shibukava - the author of works on mathematical astronomy, as well as the fundamental astrological Labor Tenmon Kyoichi "(" A Treasury of astrology "), completed in 1698, Mr.. This work represents the eight volumes of rules and interpretations of the astrological omens recorded. His study shows that the basis for a large part of this multi-volume is a famous Chinese textbook "Fundamentals of Astrology" Huang Tignes (1653). However Shibukava was not reckless compiler, he tried to clear astrology, skeptical of the many astrological interpretations, which could find no practical astronomical basis.
. This Shibukava believed that a professional astronomer should know the two main branches of science of the stars: astrology, omens and the science of the calendar.


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