convert between shaku, sun, and bu, the metric system, and inches
It seems today no self-respecting website is complete without at least
one Java script. To avoid all suspicion of computer illiteracy, this impressively
sophisticated and exciting program performs an extremely powerful, fast
and accurate conversion between shaku, sun and bu, cm and even inch (you
know, 3 barleycorns).
shaku - sun - bu
Shaku, sun, bu is a traditional Japanese length measure, a shaku being
close to a foot. One shaku equals ten sun, and one sun equals ten bu. One
bu is equivalent to 3.03022 mm, unless when used for measuring cloth, when
it corresponds to 3.787 mm, or for indicating footwear sizes, in which
case it corresponds to only 2.4 mm. Today the shaku-sun-bu unit system
is used almost exclusively for atavistic measurements such as the length
of swords and other traditional weapons (as in the roku-shaku bo for example).
Enter a measurement in any field and click to convert to the other units: