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aikido
a Japanese art of self-defense
banzai
a Japanese battle cry
bonsai
a potted shrub that has been dwarfed
bonze
a Buddhist monk
bunrako
a Japanese puppet show
bushido
the code of the samurai
daikon
a Japanese radish
daimio
a former Japanese nobleman
dashi
a fish broth
dojo
a school that teaches karate or judo
fugu
a toxin-containing fish
fuji
a silk fabric
futon
cotton filled mattress
gaijin
foreigner!
geisha
a Japanese girl trained in the art of entertainment
genro
a group of elder statesmen in Japan
geta
a Japanese wooden clog
gobang, goban
a Japanese game
habu
a poisonous snake
haiku
a Japanese poem
haniwa
Japanese clay sculptures
hibachi
a cooking device
hiragana
Japanese cursive script
hokku
haiku
honcho
to take charge of
ikebana
the Japanese art of flower arrangement
inro
a Japanese ornamental container
issei
a Japanese immigrant to the U.S.A
judo
a form of jiujitsu
judoist
one skilled in judo
judoka
a judoist
jujitsu, jiujitsu
a Japanese form of self-defense
kabuki
a form of Japanese theater
kakemono
a Japanese scroll
kaki
a Japanese tree
kakiemon
Japanese porcelain
kami
a sacred power of force
kamikazi
a plane to be flown on a suicide mission (and a tasty drink)
kana
Japanese syllabic script
kanban
a manufacturing strategy wherein parts are delivered only as needed
kanji
a system of Japanese writing
karaoke
a musical device to which a user sings along (kara = empty + orchestra)
karate
a Japanese art of self-defense
kata
an excercise of self movements
katakana
a Japanese syllabic script
kendo
a Japanese sport ... a form of swordsmanship
kibei
one born in America of immigrant Japanese parents and educated in Japan
kimono
a loose robe
kirigami
the Japanese art of folding paper
koan
a paradox meditated on by Buddhist monks
koi
a loarge and colorful fish
koto
a musical instrument
kudzu
an Asian vine
mahjong
a game of Chinese origin
makimono
a Japanese ornamental scroll
medaka
a Japanese fish
mikado
an emperor of Japan
miso
food paste ... or soup made from miso paste...
mondo
a rapid question and answer technique employed in Zen Buddhism
mura
a Japanese village
netsuke
a button-like fixture on Japanese clothing
ninja
a feudal Japanese warrior
nisei
one born in America of immigrant Japanese parents
noh
the classical drama of Japan
nori
dried seaweed pressed into sheets
nunchaku
a Japanese weapon
obi
a long sash worn with a kimono
origami
the Japanese art of paper folding
pachinko
a Japanese pinball-like gambling game
rikshaw
a pedicab, or a pedicab without the pedals
ryokan
a Japanese inn
saki , sake
Japanese rice wine (sake)
samisen
a Japanese stringed instrument
samurai
a Japanese warrior
sansei
a grandchild of Japanese immigrants in the U.S.A
sashimi
raw fish (yum!)
satori
the illumination of the spirit sought by Zen Buddhists (enlightenment!)
satsuma
a variety of orange
sayonara
goodbye
sen
Japanese monetary unit
senryu
a Japanese poem
seppuku
a Japanese form of suicide
shiatsu
massage using finger pressure
shitake
a mushroom
shogun
former Japanese military leader
shoji
a paper screen
shoyu
soy sauce
sukiyaki
a Japanese dish (yummy food)
sumo
Japanese wrestling
sushi
raw fish on top of rice
tamari
Japanese soy sauce
tanka
Japanese verse form
tanuki
the fur of a raccoon dog
tatami
straw matting used as floor covering
tempura
a Japanese dish (fried)
teriyaki
a Japanese dish
tofu
tofu! it's made from soy beans
tokonoma
a small alcove in a Japanese house
torii
the gateway of a Japanese temple
tsuba
a part of a Japanese sword
tsunami
tidal wave
udo
a Japanese herb
wasabi
spicy mustard
yakitori
Japanese shish kebobs
yakuza
Japanese mafia
yokozuna
a champion sumo wrestler
zaibatsu
a powerful family combine in Japan
zaikai
the business community in Japan
zazen
meditation in Zen Buddhism
zori
a Japanese sandal