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さいせんばこ 賽銭箱 saisenbako — a box for collecting money given as a religious offering. Commonly placed in temples and shrines, in front of objects of worship. [M]

さいぜんばこ

さいはい 采配 saihai — type of baton used by military commanders. [DN]

さいはい

ざいふ 在釜 zaifu — a sign hung by the gate of a temple to inform the public that a tea ceremony is being held inside. 在釜 literally means “there is a kettle”. [M]

ざいふ [M]

さいわいびし 幸菱 saiwaibishi — type of pattern. [DN]

さいわいびしさかばす  (also ぎゃくれん) 逆蓮 sakahazu  (gyakuren) — type of ornament attached to the top of vertical bars in railings. Shaped like an inverted lotus flower. [DN]

さかばす ぎゃくれんさかばやし 酒林 sakabayashi — ball of cedar leaves hung outside liquor stores. [DN]

さかばやし

さぎ 鷺 サギ sagi — type of bird. [M]

さぎ

さぎちょう 左義長  三毬杖 sagichO — fire festival conducted on the first month of the year, in which the new year’s decorations are burned and prayers for good luck are offered. [DN]

さぎちょう

さくらいろ 桜色 sakurairo — color name. [M]

さくらいろ

さくらもち 桜餅 sakuramochi — type of food. A rice cake filled with red bean paste (餡) and wrapped in a Sakura leaf. [AN]

さくらもち

ざくろぐち 石榴口 zakuroguchi — an entryway used in public bathhouses in the Edo period to prevent the heat from escaping the bathroom. The clientele would enter the room by stooping under the wooden board. [DN] [OA, 三代目歌川広重]

ざくろぐち

ざくろぐち 2 [三代目歌川広重]

さげがみ 下げ髪  垂髪 sagegami — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

さげがみさげしたじ 下げ下地 sageshitaji — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

さげしたじさげじゅうばこ 提げ重箱 提重箱 — set of stacked boxes with a handle, for conenient carrying outdoors. [DN]

さげじゅうばこ

ささ 笹 sasa — type of plant. [AN]

ささ 笹 1

さしだる 差樽  指樽 sashidaru — type of container for liquor, used on formal occasions. [DN]

さしだる

さしもの 指物  差物  挿物 sashimono — banner worn on the armor for identification on the battlefield. Many types existed, below is an example. [DN]

さしものさしば (also さしは) 翳 刺羽 指羽 sashiba (sashiha) — instrument carried by courtiers to hide the face of a high-ranked noble while out of the palace. [DN] [M]

さしば

さしは

さすまた 刺股  指叉 sasumata — an Edo period weapon for catching criminals. [DN]

さすまた

さもん 砂紋 samon — decorative patterns made by raking sand patches in Japanese gardens, in a manner imitating waves, ripples, streaming water etc. [Both M]

さもん

さもん2

さば 鯖  サバ saba — type of fish. [DN]

さばさるど 猿戸 sarudo — type of door used as an entryway to traditional gardens. [DN]

さるどさんぎ 算木 sangi — wood blocks used in divination. A set is made of six blocks. [DN]

さんぎさんなきぐるま 三泣き車 三泣車 sannakiguruma — type of handcart. [DN]

さんなきぐるまさんのうとりい 山王鳥居 sannOtorii — type of torii gate. [DN]

さんのうとりいさんぼう 三方 sanbO — type of wooden stand on which offerings are placed. [DN]

さんぼう

さんもん 山門  三門 sanmon — main gate of a Buddhist temple. [M]

さんもん

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