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しがい 糸鞋 shigai — type of footwear made from silk. [DN]

しがいししんでん 紫宸殿 shishinden — the main palace building at the imperial court. [DN]

ししんでん

じぞう (じぞうぼさつ) 地蔵 (地蔵菩薩) jizO (jizObosatsu) — name of a Buddhist guardian deity, and of its ubiquitous statues placed at roadsides. [M]

じぞうぼさつ

したぐつ  (also しとうず) 下沓  襪 shitagutsu  (shitOzu) — type of footwear worn under formal shoes in ancient times. [DN]

したぐつ

しちみとうがらし  (also なないろとうがらし) 七味唐辛子 shichimitOgarashi  (nanairotOgarashi) — a mixture of red pepper, sesame seeds, and other ingredients, which is sprinkled on food as a spice. Commonly used at noodle restaurants. [M]

しちみどうがらし

しっぽうつなぎ 七宝繋ぎ 七宝繋 shippOtsunagi — type of pattern. [DN]

しっぽうつなぎしっぽうはなびし 七宝花菱 shippOhanabishi —  type of pattern. [DN]

しっぽうはなびし

しで 四手 垂 紙垂 shide — Shinto ornament made of folded paper. [M]

しで

しのじ しの字 shinoji — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

しのじしのぶえ 篠笛 shinobue — type of flute made from bamboo, used to play folk music, accompanying music for Kabuki performances, etc. [DN]

しのぶえ

しひ 詩碑 shihi — stone monument inscribed with a Chinese poem (漢詩). [M]

しひ  [M]

しび 鴟尾 shibi — pair of ornaments attached to the end of the main ridge of a building in ancient times, as a charm to ward off fires. [DN] [M]

しび

しび 2

しまだい  (also ほうらい) 島台  蓬莱 shimadai  (hOrai) — formal decoration made for festive occasions. Said to be a model of 蓬莱山 ほうらいさん, a legendary land of immortals in Chinese mythology. [DN] [M]

しまだい しまだい2しまだまげ 島田髷 shimadamage — type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

しまだまげ

しめ 締め 〆 shime — typographical sign written on an envelope or a package, to show that it has been properly sealed. Also used for spelling the word 締め in various contexts. [M]

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しめかざり (also かざりなわ) 注連飾り  標飾り  七五三飾り  (飾り縄) shimekazari (kazarinawa) — Shinto decoration hung over entryways at  the New Year period. [Both M]

しめかざりしめかざり2しめなわ 注連縄  標縄  七五三縄 shimenawa — rope used to demarcate sacred areas. (Shinto) [M]

しめなわ

しゃくじょう 錫杖 shakujO — staff with bells used by Buddhist priests when traveling on foot. A shorter version is used to accompany chanting. [DN] [M]

しゃくじょう

しゃくじょう 2

しゃちほこ 鯱 shachihoko — mythical animal believed to have the power to prevent fires. For this reason, its statue was placed on the top of castles in ancient times. [DN]

しゃちほこ

しゃみせん 三味線 shamisen — three-stringed musical instrument. [M]

しゃみせん

しゅいろ 朱色 shuiro — color name. [M]

しゅいろ

じゅうぎょうまん 獣形幔 jUgyOman — embroidered screen used in ancient times at the imperial palace on major ceremonial occasions. [DN]

じゅうぎょうまんじゅうにひとえ 十二単 jUnihitoe — formal kimono worn by women at the imperial court. [DN]

じゅうにひとえ

じゅうばこ 重箱 jUbako — lacquered wooden boxes which can be stacked on top of each other. [AN]

じゅうばこ

しゅがさ 朱傘 shugasa — crimson-colored umbrella made of paper. [M]

しゅがさ

じゅず 数珠 juzu — Buddhist rosary. [M]

じゅず

しゅにく 朱肉 shuniku — pad of red ink, used as the source of ink for はんこ seals (see entry) prior to stamping with them on paper. [M]

しゅにく [M]

しゅみだん 須弥壇 shumidan — pedestal for Buddhist images, placed at the center of the temple altar. [DN]

しゅみだん

しょう 笙 shO — wind instrument used in Gagaku court music. [DN]

しょう

しょうぎ 将棋 shOgi — type of traditional board game. [AN]

しょうぎ

しょうこ 鉦鼓 shOko — metal percussion instrument used in Gagaku court music. [DN]

しょうこ

しょうじ 障子 shOji — sliding screen door: a wooden lattice covered with thin white paper. [M]

しょうじ

しょうてんがい 商店街 shOtengai — shopping street completely or partially covered with a roof. [M]

しょうてんがい

しらぎご 新羅琴 shiragigoto — stringed musical intstrument of Korean origin. A type of koto. [DN]

しらぎごと

しらさぎ 白鷺 shirasagi – type of bird. [OA, 小原古邨]

しらさぎ 白鷺 2 [小原古邨]

じれったむすび じれった結び jirettamusubi —  type of women’s hairstyle. [DN]

じれったむすびじんがさ 陣笠 jingasa — light helmet worn by soldiers while at the camp. [DN]

じんがさ

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