Glossary (Phrase list)

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B

Bathroom  トイレ 風呂 Toilet, Bath

Japanese style bath/toilet. Electric toilet.

C

Charm  お守り Omamori

Charm, Amulet, Arrow. Ofuda, Hamaya.

C

Chopsticks  箸 はし Hashi

How to handle chopstics.

C

Convenience Store コンビニ

Corner store such as 7-Eleven.

D

Dharma Daishi 達磨大師 

 Saint Dharma, Bodhidharma.

D

Dharma doll だるま

 Traditional doll for the wish.

E

Exchange 両替

ATM withdraw & exchange in Kamakura.

F

Fortune Slip  おみくじ Omikuji

Fortune slip sold at shrines and temples.

G -N

G

Golden week ゴールデンウィーク

A holiday week from late April.

G

Goshuin 御朱印

Sealed evidence of worship.

H

Hanami  花見 Cherry blossom viewing 

Why is Hanami so lively in Japan?

J

Japanese Beef  和牛 Wagyu

Yakiniku, Sukiyaki, Shabu shabu.

K

Kamakura bori 鎌倉彫

Traditional laquer coated cavings in Kamakura.

K

Kamakura Yasai 鎌倉野菜

Vegetables harvestedd in Kamakura.

N

Nichiren  日蓮

Founder of Nichiren sect.  Rissho Ankoku Ron

N

New Year Holidays  正月 Shogatsu

Japanese custom since the ancient times.

N

Notes written in Japanese

禁止 厳禁 注意 行き止まり 立ち入り禁止.

O - S

O

Osaisen お賽銭

Donation on worship.

O

Osechi Ryori おせち料理

Spceially prepared New Year's dishes.

S

Samurai & Bushi サムライ 武士

Genji 源氏, Heike 平家, Shogun 将軍, Yoritomo 頼朝

S

Setsubun, Mame maki 節分 豆まき

Scatter of the soy beans before spring.

S

Seven Entrances to Kamakura 鎌倉七口

Old cut roads in the ancient times.

S

Shichi Go San 七五三

Dressed-up children in autumn.

S

Shichifukujin 七福神

Seven deities for happiness.

S

Shojin Ryori 精進料理

Temple's meal, Jp vegetarian foods.

T - Z

T

Table manners 和食マナー

For Japanese dishes.

T

Temple, Shrine  寺, 神社 Tera, Jinja

Difference between temples and shrines.

U

Umi no Ie  海の家 

Temporary beach-houses.

W

Worship manners  参拝 Sanpai

Worship steps at Shrines and Temples.

Y

Yabusame 流鏑馬 やぶさめ

Horseback Archery.

Y

Year End Bell Ring  除夜の鐘 Joya no Kane

Joya no Kane at temples midnight Dec. 31st.

Z

Zen Meditation  坐禅 Zazen

Zen meditation class for the public.

 

 

 

 

 

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