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くぎかくし 釘隠 釘隠し kugikakusi — decorative cover used to hide nailheads. [M]

くぎかくし

くご 箜篌 kugo — type of stringed instrument. [DN]

くご

くさりどい 鎖樋 kusaridoi — a chain attached to an eaves gutter, leading rainwater to ground level. Creates a gentle flow that prevents splashing. [M]

くさりどい

くし 櫛 kushi — comb used in traditional hairstyling, for shaping the hair as well as a decoration which is incorporated into the hairdo. [OA, detail, 喜多川歌麿]

くし [喜多川歌麿]

くしまき 櫛巻き kushimaki — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

くしまき

くすだま くす玉 薬玉 kusudama — type of ball-shaped decoration based on the shape of amulet common in ancient times (top picture). Also refers to a simpler decoration made of paper (bottom picture). [DN] [M]

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くすだま

くだやり 管槍 kudayari — type of pike. [DN]

くだやりくちきがた 朽ち木形 朽木形 kuchikigata — type of pattern. [DN]

くちきがたくつまき 沓巻 kutsumaki — ornamental metal cover on the base of a pillar. [DN]

くつまきくつわがらくさ 轡唐草 kutsuwagarakusa — type of pattern. [DN]

くつわがらくさ

くのじてん くの字点 kunojiten — type of typographical sign. Used in older periods to show the repetition of two or more characters that immediately preceding it. Voiced repetition is shown by adding two dots (as in the right picture). The signs are pictured here as used in vertical writing; in horizontal writing the tip points upward.  [M]

くのじてん original + upload

くまで 熊手 kumade — (1) type of ancient melee weapon. [DN] (2) Type of rake made of bamboo [OA, detail, 川瀬巴水]. (3) Rake-shaped lucky charm sold at the 酉の市 festival (on the Day of the Rooster of the eleventh month). [OA, detail, 歌川国貞].

くまで

くまで 2b [川瀬巴水] くまで 3 [歌川国貞]

くみきっこう 組亀甲 kumikikkO — type of pattern. [DN]

くみきっこうぐみぶくろ  (also しゅゆのう) 茱萸袋  胡頽子袋 gumibukuro  (shuyunO) — bag filled with the ぐみ plant and hung on one’s person or around the house, as an amulet to ward off evil influences on the 9th day of the 9th month (by the traditional calendar.) [DN]

ぐみぶくろくもたちわき 雲立ち涌き  雲立涌 kumotachiwaki — type of pattern. [DN]

くもたちわき

くりいろ 栗色 kuriiro — color name. [M]

くりいろ

くりかわのくつ 烏皮の沓 kurikawanokutsu — type of formal footwear. [DN]

くりかわのくつぐりぐり 屈輪屈輪 guriguri — type of pattern. [DN]

ぐりぐり

くれない 紅 kurenai — color name. [M]

くれない

くろだな 黒棚 kurodana — type of shelf, originally used by girls to place various personal effects, and later an object used as decoration in marriage ceremonies. [DN]

くろだなくわがた 鍬形 kuwagata — crest attached to samurai helmets. [DN]

くわがたぐんかんき 軍艦旗 gunkanki — flag of the imperial Japanese navy. [DN]

ぐんかんきぐんせん 軍扇 gunsen — type of fan used by military commanders to lead troops. [DN]

ぐんせん

ぐんて 軍手 gunte — work gloves made of thick white cotton. Originally used in the army, hence the name. [Both AN]

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ぐんばいうちわ 軍配団扇 gunbaiuchiwa — fan-shaped object used by military commanders to lead troops. [DN]

ぐんばいうちわ

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