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Handy Tables of Japanese Years

The Heisei Era (1989 to 2010) The Showa Era (1926 to 1988) The Taisho Era (1912 to 1925)

The Heisei Era

Year A.D. Heisei Year Year of the
2020 32 Rat
2019 31 Boar
2018 30 Dog
2017 29 Chicken
2016 28 Monkey
2015 27 Sheep
2014 26 Horse
2013 25 Snake
2012 24 Dragon
2011 23 Rabbit
2010 22 Tiger
2009 21 Ox
2008 20 Rat
2007 19 Boar
2006 18 Dog
2005 17 Chicken
2004 16 Monkey
2003 15 Sheep
2002 14 Horse
2001 13 Snake
2000 12 Dragon
1999 11 Rabbit
1998 10 Tiger
1997 9 Ox
1996 8 Rat
1995 7 Boar
1994 6 Dog
1993 5 Chicken
1992 4 Monkey
1991 3 Sheep
1990 2 Horse
1989 1 Snake

The Showa Era

Year A.D. Showa Year Year of the
1988 63 Dragon
1987 62 Rabbit
1986 61 Tiger
1985 60 Ox
1984 59 Rat
1983 58 Boar
1982 57 Dog
1981 56 Chicken
1980 55 Monkey
1979 54 Sheep
1978 53 Horse
1977 52 Snake
1976 51 Dragon
1975 50 Rabbit
1974 49 Tiger
1973 48 Ox
1972 47 Rat
1971 46 Boar
1970 45 Dog
1969 44 Chicken
1968 43 Monkey
1967 42 Sheep
1966 41 Horse
1965 40 Snake
1964 39 Dragon
1963 38 Rabbit
1962 37 Tiger
1961 36 Ox
1960 35 Rat
1959 34 Boar
1958 33 Dog
1957 32 Chicken
1956 31 Monkey
1955 30 Sheep
1954 29 Horse
1953 28 Snake
1952 27 Dragon
1951 26 Rabbit
1950 25 Tiger
1949 24 Ox
1948 23 Rat
1947 22 Boar
1946 21 Dog
1945 20 Chicken
1944 19 Monkey
1943 18 Sheep
1942 17 Horse
1941 16 Snake
1940 15 Dragon
1939 14 Rabbit
1938 13 Tiger
1937 12 Ox
1936 11 Rat
1935 10 Boar
1934 9 Dog
1933 8 Chicken
1932 7 Monkey
1931 6 Sheep
1930 5 Horse
1929 4 Snake
1928 3 Dragon
1927 2 Rabbit
1926 1 Tiger

The Taisho Era

Year A.D. Taisho Year Year of the
1925 14 Ox
1924 13 Rat
1923 12 Boar
1922 11 Dog
1921 10 Chicken
1920 9 Monkey
1919 8 Sheep
1918 7 Horse
1917 6 Snake
1916 5 Dragon
1915 4 Rabbit
1914 3 Tiger
1913 2 Ox
1912 1 Rat

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