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こい 鯉 koi – type of fish. [OA, 歌川広重]

こい 鯉 [歌川広重]

こいのぼり 鯉幟 koinobori — carp-shaped streamer, made of cloth or paper. Flown on a pole to celebrate Boys’ Day (the 5th day of the 5th month in the old calendar. Now celebrated on May 5th and called Children’s Day.) [AN] [OA, 歌川広重]

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こいのぼり [歌川広重]

ごいし 御倚子 goishi — chair used in the ancient times by the emperor to receive guests on formal occasions at the imperial palace. [DN]

ごいしこうがいわげ  (also こうがいぐる) 笄髷  (笄曲) kOgaiwage (kOgaiguru) — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

こうがいぐるこうぶくろ 香袋  香嚢 kObukuro — round incense bag hung inside rooms, in oxcarts or on one’s person. [DN]

こうぶくろ

こがね 黄金 kogane — color name. [M]

こがね

ごじゅうのとう 五重塔 gojUnotO — five-storied Buddhist pagoda. [M]

ごじゅうのとう

こすもす  (also あきざくら) コスモス (秋櫻) kosumosu  (akizakura) — type of plant and flower. [AN]

こすもす

こと 琴 koto – type of stringed musical instrument. [OA, 西川祐信]

こと 琴  [西川祐信]

こへい 胡瓶 kohei — type of bottle of Chinese origin, used in Japan in ancient times. [DN]

こへい

こまいぬ 狛犬 komainu — pair of statues of mythical beasts, standing at a Shinto shrine in the role of guardians. [M]

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ごまだん 護摩壇 gomadan — type of altar used in the Goma ritual (in which sticks are burned as a form of invocation). [DN]

ごまだんこむそう 虚無僧 komusO — mendicant priest of the Fuke sect (普化宗), wearing a basket-shaped hood and playing a shakuhachi flute. (Buddhism) [DN]

こむそう

こめじるし 米印 komejirushi — type of typographical sign.Used for marking notes, comments, etc. [M]

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こもの 籠物 komono — a formal gift consisting of fruits inserted into baskets attached to a branch taken from a tree. [DN]

こもの

ごりんとう 五輪塔 gorintO — monument representing the five elements. (Buddhism) [M]

ごりんとう

こんいろ 紺色 kon’iro — color name. [M]

こんいろ

こんごうしょ 金剛杵 kongOsho — object symbolizing a divine weapon, used in Buddhist iconography (especially in the 密教/真言 denomination). [DN]

こんごうしょ

こんじき 金色 konjiki — color name. [M]

こんじき

こんにゃく 蒟蒻 菎蒻 konnyaku — type of food. Solidified mixture made from the plant of the same name, used for its texture in a variety of dishes. [AN]

こんにゃく

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