Glossary (Phrase list)

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Glossary -phrase list-

Click word for the explanation.

 

General information - Life 

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.

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.

 

Japanese culture and custom 

B

Bon & Bon Odori-dance お盆 盆踊り

Worship day for ancestors and JP folk dance

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

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 culture & 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.

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

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

Hiking trails & old roads cut through mountains.

Y

Yabusame 流鏑馬 やぶさめ

Traditional horseback archery.

 

For temple & shrine visit 

  It's already fun enough just to see 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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