You have to know that interpreting “sun eclipse” treasure used by the JIA (Japanese Imperial Army) can be quite tricky. So in this post, I will try my best to explain and teach you how you can do it on your own.
But first, what does “sun eclipse” mean?
In terms of common knowledge, sun eclipse is more commonly known as “solar eclipse” which is a rare event that occurs above the sky. This event only occurs when the sun and the moon aligned together with one another. As a result, a portion of the Earth’s surface is covered by the moon’s shadow.
Unfortunately, this event has nothing to do with the meaning of the sun eclipse markers used by the JIA in marking their hidden Yamashita treasures. These markers are referred to as sun eclipse treasure signs simply due to the reason that it has something to with the shadows. In order for me to explain it more clearly, let’s have an example.
Here is one of the most commonly asked sun eclipse marker so let’s use it here in our example. So let’s say that you discovered this particular treasure sign on your site engraved onto a surface of a large old rock.
We can see a dot in the middle of the circle which represents the body or shape of the sun. We have already covered the meaning of dots in the previous posts which they often have something to do in representing the hidden treasure deposit. So when it comes to this treasure sign, this dot does indicate that the item is hidden just somewhere nearby.
In the previous post where we covered sun markers, we came to know that among their common meanings are these two directions. One is the East direction where the sun rises early in the morning. And two is the West direction where the sunsets during noon. In these two directions, this marker represents the direksyon where the sun rises in the early morning.
This part of the symbol is what makes the whole sign as a sun eclipse marker. So what this part actually means is that you need to use the shadow as a basis in determining the exact digging spot of the buried item.
The shadow that you are going to use as a basis is the object where the marker is currently engraved. This is the main reason why the JIA had often chosen old big rocks in engraving their sun eclipse markers.
Now in order to interpret this sun eclipse marker, you need to wake up early in the morning before the sun rises up in the horizon. Go to the site where you discovered the treasure sign and observe the shadow of the rock where this marker is engraved.
If this is the type of sign that you have discovered on your site where it only has a half body of the sun, it means that you need to wait for the right time where the actual sun is at the same state. When the sun is in a situation where half of its body is exactly out from the horizon, you need to quickly move to the end of the rock’s shadow and place a marker on it. You can either place a rock or draw a line on the ground using a stick.
On the other hand, if the sun eclipse marker has a whole or complete body, it means that you need to wait for the actual sun to completely rise up from the horizon until you can view it entirely. Then at this moment of time, you need to quickly move and place your marker at the end of the rock’s shadow.
The next step is for you to measure the distance starting from the rock with the engraved marker on it to the marker that you placed which is the end of the shadow. After you have acquired the distance, you need to determine the center of this distance because at the center of this distance is your digging spot where the item is buried.
I stated that the item is buried right at the center due to the dot symbol at the center of the marker. So if the dot is placed at the side, this means that the item is buried at the end of the shadow.
This is the opposite version of the above marker where it illustrates the sun setting down during noon.
We can notice that the only difference between them is that this one has no sun rays around it.
Interpreting this marker is the same as the other markers above but the only difference is the time in acquiring the shadow of the rock to be used as a basis.
On the markers above, you are going to acquire the necessary distance of the rock’s shadow during sunrise, this marker on the other hand is during sunset. Thus, before sunset occurs where the sun starts to set down from the horizon, you immediately need to place your marker from the end of the rock’s shadow.
And just like the other steps from the previous marker, measure the distance from the rock to your marker that you’ve got from the shadow. Then at the middle portion of this distance is your digging spot.
Here is a sun eclipse marker which illustrates a half body of the sun indicating sunset. If you are going to look closely, you will notice its difference from the other marker above where this one has no sun rays. When it comes to its interpretation, the only difference between them is the direction and time in acquiring the shadow as your basis for the distance.
If the other sun eclipse treasure sign above requires you to place a marker at the end of the shadow before the sun sets down from the horizon, this one needs to be done when half of the body of the sun has already sunk from the horizon.
This is another version of the sun eclipse treasure sign illustrating a half body of the sun which indicates sunrise.
Here is its opposite version illustrating the sun setting down from the horizon.
You probably already know the meaning of this treasure sign since we have already covered this one in the previous post. But if you have not read it yet then the arrow sign above it indicates the sun rising up early in the morning.
This is its version indicating sunset.
We can notice in this sun eclipse treasure sign that it has a long curve line on its right side. This long curve line indicates sunrise.
This is its opposite version indicating sunset where its difference from the marker above is that its long curve line is on its left side.
Again, we have covered a similar treasure sign like this one in the previous post. They do almost have the meaning but the only difference with this marker is the use of the shadow as the main basis in locating the exact spot where the item is buried. Aside from this shadow is that this marker also indicates sunrise.
This is its version indicating sunset. As we can see, the only difference in their appearance is that this one has no sun rays.
Perhaps, you question about this marker are the dots inside its circular body. This treasure sign does have multiple dots which confirms that the buried item is composed of a large volume of treasure deposit. This means that you can start digging at any portion of the shadow ang you will still be able to uncover the buried item below.
And finally, we have there our final sun eclipse treasure sign. As you can see, it has multiple arrow signs around it indicating sunrise. Aside from these arrow signs, the circular body of the sun is divided into two portions. This shaded part of this marker is what confirms that this is a sun eclipse treasure sign.
This is its other version indicating sunset. If you are going to look closely, you will notice that its difference from the marker above are the direction of its arrow sign and the shaded portion of its circular body.