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かいあわせ 貝合わせ kaiawase — game from the Heian period, in which the goal was to find and match the two parts of the same clamshell. One of a group of matching games called ものあわせ. [OA, detail, 豊原周延]

かいあわせ 貝合わせ [豊原周延]

かいおけ 貝桶 kaioke — container for shells used in the 貝合わせ (shell matching) game [see entry]. [DN]

かいおけ

かいだんだんす 階段箪笥 kaidandansu — a chest of drawers built with steps and doubling as a stairwell. [AN]

かいだんだんす 階段箪笥

かえで 楓 kaede – type of tree, famous for its red foliage in the autumn. [M] [OA, 二代目歌川広重]

かえで 2 楓 かえで 楓 [二代目歌川広重]

かえでだな 楓棚 – one of the traditional types of tokonoma shelf arrangement. [DN]

かえでだなかおう  (also かきはん) 花押  (書き判) kaO  (kakihan) — stylized personal monogram. [DN]

かおう かきはんかがみばこ 鏡匣  鏡箱 kagamibako — type of furniture used in the Heian period. [DN]

かがみばこ

かきいろ 柿色 kakiiro — color name. [M]

かきいろ

かぎかっこ 鉤括弧 kagikakko — type of punctuation mark. Used for marking direct speech, names, etc. [M]

かぎかっこ original + upload

かきのたね  (also かきぴー) 柿の種  (柿ピー) kakinotane  (kakipI) — type of あられ (flavored rice cake) candy. Its shape is similar to persimmon seed, hence the name. [AN]

かきぴー かきのたね

がくだいこ 楽太鼓 gakudaiko — type of drum used in Gagaku court music. [DN]

がくだいこ

がくやいちょう 楽屋銀杏 gakuyaichO — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

がくやいちょう

かぐらすず 神楽鈴 kagurasuzu — a set of 12 (or 15) small bells attached to a handle, used in 神楽  かぐら performances at Shinto shrines. [OA, detail, 鈴木春信]

かぐらすず [鈴木春信]

かげつまき 花月巻 kagetsumaki — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

かげつまき

かけはな 掛け花  掛花 kakehana — type of decoration made from seasonal flowers. [DN]

かけはな

かごめ 籠目 kagome — type of pattern. [DN]

かごめ

かごもりだな 籠守棚 kagomoridana —  type of shelf arrangement in a traditional Japanese room. [DN]

かごもりだな

かさじるし 笠標 kasajirushi — mark attached to the helmet of a samurai armor to the affiliation of the person wearing it. [DN]

かさじるし

かさねしょっこう 重蜀紅 kasaneshokkO — type of pattern. [DN]

かさねしょくこう

かさねちがいだな 重違棚 kasanechigaidana — one of the traditional types of tokonoma shelf arrangement. [DN]

かさねちがいだな

かすがどりい 春日鳥居 kasugadorii — type of torii gate. [DN]

かすがどりい

かずらご 葛子 kazurago — doll made of vine plants. [DN]

かずらご

かせづえ 鹿杖 kasezue — cane with a forked end. [DN]

かせづえ

かたはずし 片外し katahazushi — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

かたはずし

かつお 鰹 katsuo – type of fish. [OA, 歌川広重]

かつお 鰹 [歌川広重]

かつおぎ 鰹木 katsuogi — horizontal wooden logs used as a decoration in Shinto shrine architecture. [M]

かつおぎ

かっこ 鞨鼓 kakko — type of drum used in Gagaku court music. [DN]

かっこ

かっしょく 褐色 kasshoku — color name. [M]

かっしょく

がっそう 兀僧 gassO — type of male children’s hairstyle. [DN]

がっそう

かっぱ 河童 kappa — mythological creature said to live underwater in rivers and prey on people and animals on land. [OA, 鳥山石燕, 葛飾北斎]

かっぱ 河童 [鳥山石燕]かっぱ 河童 2 [葛飾北斎]

かつやま 勝山 katsuyama — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

かつやま

かとうまど 火灯窓  花頭窓 katOmado — type of window used in Buddhist temple architecture. [M]

かとうまど

かどまつ 門松 kadomatsu — traditional decoration: a pair of pine branches (top picture) or decorations made from pine branches and three bamboo stalks (bottom picture) placed outside the gate/front door in the New Year period. [Both M]

かどまつ2

かどまつ3

かなめん 鉄面 kanamen — mask made of iron, used as armor to protect the face. [DN]

かなめん

かばやき 蒲焼 kabayaki — type of food. Eel meat that is split open, cleaned of the bones and grilled with a sweet sauce. [AN]

かばやき

かひ 歌碑 kahi – stone monument inscribed with a Japanese poem (和歌). [M]

かひ 2 [M]

かぶつちのたち 頭椎の大刀 kabutsuchinotachi — type of ancient sword. [DN]

かぶつちのたち

かや (also かちょう)  蚊帳 蚊屋 kaya  (kachO) — traditional mosquito net, made of hemp, cotton, etc. Covers a square-shaped area around the bed. [OA, 鈴木春信]

かや [鈴木春信]からぎぬ 唐衣 karaginu — Heian-period coat worn by noble women. [DN]

からぎぬからくら 唐鞍 karakura — Chinese-style saddle and accompanying gear for decorating a horse in ceremonial occasions. [DN]

からくらからすだな 烏棚 karasudana — type of shelf arrangement in a traditional Japanese room. [DN]

からすだなからたてわき 唐立涌 karatateyaki — type of pattern. [DN]

からたてわきからど 唐戸 karado — type of door. [DN]

からどからびつ 唐櫃 karabitsu — chest with four or six legs. Used for indoor storage or to hold belongings while traveling. [DN]

からびつからもん 唐門 karamon — type of Chinese-style gate with a curved gable. [DN]

からもんかりぎぬ 狩衣 kariginu — type of informal clothes worn by nobles. [DN]

かりぎぬかりろく 訶梨勒 kariroku — type of ornament used in the Muromachi period. Hung on pillars indoors. [DN]

かりろく

かんがい  (also かんかい) 菅蓋 kangai  (kankai) — type of cover used to provide shelter to the emperor on formal occasions in ancient times. [DN]

かんかい

がんぎだな 雁木棚 gankidana — type of shelf arrangement in a traditional Japanese room. [DN]

がんぎだな

かんざし 簪 kanzashi — ornamental hairpins used in traditional hairstyling. Inserted into the hair to maintain help it maintain a certain shape. [OA, detail, 喜多川歌麿]

かんざし [喜多川歌麿]

かんたんおとこ 邯鄲男 kantan’otoko – type of NO mask. [DN]

かんたんおとこ

かんにあられ 窠霰 kanniarare — type of pattern. [DN]

かんにあられ

かんぬし 神主 kannushi — a Shinto priest. [M]

かんぬし

かんむり 冠 kanmuri — formal headgear used by court officials in ancient times. [DN]

かんむり

かんむりだな 冠棚 kanmuridana — (1) shelf on which a kanmuri headgear (top picture) is laid. (2)  type of shelf arrangement in a traditional Japanese room (bottom picture). [Both DN]

かんむりだな1かんむりだな2かんむりばこ 冠筥 kanmuribako — box for storing a kanmuri headgear.  [DN]

かんむりばこ

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