Glossary (Phrase list)

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Glossary -phrase list-

Click word for the explanation.

 

General information 

B

Bathroom トイレ 風呂

Japanese style bath/toilet. Electric toilet.

C

Chopsticks 箸 はし

How to handle chopstics. Hashi

C

Convenience Store コンビニ

Corner store suchi as 7-Eleven..

E

Exchange in Kamakura 両替 

ATM withdraw & exchange in Kamakura.

G

Golden week ゴールデンウィーク

A holiday week from late April.

J

Japanese Beef 和牛 

Yakiniku, Sukiyaki, Shabu shabu of Wagyu.

K

Kamakura Yasai 鎌倉野菜

Vegetables harvestedd in Kamakura.

N

Notes written in Japanese

禁止 厳禁 注意 行き止まり 立ち入り禁止

T

Table manners 和食マナー

For Japanese dishes.

U

Umi no Ie 海の家

Temporary beach-houses.

 

Traditional culture and custom 

D

Dharma doll だるま

Traditional doll for the wish.

H

Hanami 花見

Why is Hanami so lively in Japan?

H

Hina dolls & Gogatsu dolls

Mar. 3rd & May 5th

K

Kamakura bori 鎌倉彫

Traditional laquer coated cavings in Kamakura.

N

New Year's custom 正月

Japanese practice since the ancient times.

O

Onsen, Sento 温泉, 銭湯

Japanese public bath, Hot springs, paid bath etc.

O

Osechi Ryori おせち料理

Spceially prepared New Year's dishes.

S

Mame maki 節分 豆まき

Scatter of the soy beans before spring.

S

Shichi Go San 七五三

Dressed-up children in autumn.

S

Shojin Ryori 精進料理

Temple's meal, Jp vegetarian foods.

Y

Year End Bell Ring 除夜の鐘

Joya-no-Kane at temples midnight Dec. 31st

 

Kamakura history 

  Knowing about the historical background briefly, characteristics of each zone and tourist spot will be found when you are there.  That makes your Kamakura walk more enjoyable.

H

Historical persons 歴史上登場人物

Hero & heroine who developed the old Kamakura.

N

Nichiren 日蓮

He devoted his life to preaching his Buddhism.

S

Samurai & Bushi サムライ 武士

Genji 源氏, Heike 平家, Shogun 将軍, Bakufu 幕府

S

Seven Entrances to Kamakura 鎌倉七口

Old cut roads in the ancient times.

Y

Yabusame 流鏑馬 やぶさめ

Traditional horseback archery.

 

For temple & shrine visit 

  It's already fun enough when visiting temples and shrines as historical places.  But knowing briefly what kind of places they are, enjoyment will much increase.

C

Charm お守り

Charm, Amulet, Arrow. Ofuda,

D

Dharma Daishi 達磨大師

Saint Dharma, Bodhidharma.

F

Fortune Slip おみくじ

Fortune slip sold at shrines and temples.

G

Goshuin御朱印

Sealed evidence of worship..

O

Osaisen お賽銭

Donation on worship.

O

Shakyo & Shabutsu写経 写仏

Hand-copying trial of Sutra & Buddha's drawing

S

Shichifukujin 七福神

Seven deities for happiness.

S

Shrine - jinja 神社

We pray for good things to Shinto deities.

T

Temple - tera

We learn Buddhism and talk to Buddha.

W

Worship manners 参拝

Worship procedures at Shrines and Temples.

Z

Zen meditation 座禅

Zazen class for the public

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