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habatsua political faction
habua venomous pit-viper native to the Ryuku Islands
habutai, habutaya soft lightweight Japanese silk in plain weave
hagia bush clover
haikai haiku
haikua form of Japanese verse written in three lines
haikuist[haiku (Japanese verse) + ist]
hajimemashiteHow do you do? Nice to meet you.
hak(k)amaloose trousers with many folds
haki-damea rubbish heap, a dumping ground
hamoa sharp-toothed eel
han (1)a squad, a group
han (2)a feudal clan, the territory of a daimio of the feudal period
hana-kago[hana (flower) + kago (basket)]
hanamia picnic to famous places to view cherry blossoms
hanamichia passage leading to the stage
hanashika a professional story-teller
hancho honcho
haniwaa clay image
haoria loose-fitting, knee-length Japanese coat
happi, happi-coata loose outer coat
harageisubtle communication, the psychological strategy
harai(-)goshia throw in Judo
hara(-)kari, hari(-)kari harakiri
hara(-)kirisuicide by disembowelment
harakiri swap[hara (belly) + kiri (cutting) + swap]
harifuku a fish of the family Diodontidae
harisenbon same as harifuku
harumaki[haru (spring) + maki (roll)]
hashigakariin Noh play
Hashimotofs goitreafter Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese surgeon
Hashimotofs diseaseafter Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese surgeon
Hashimotofs strumaafter Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese surgeon
Hashimotofs thyroiditisafter Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese surgeon
hatamotoa vassal of the household troops of a Shogun
hatobaa wharf, a quay
haya a kind of fish, a dace
Hayashi trackafter Masao Hayashi (1941-@)
hayashia musical band or accompaniment
hayea kind of small fish
hechimaa sponge-gourd
Heian (era)from 794 to 1185
heimincommon people
Heisei (era)from 1989
hesomagaria crank, a perverse person
hiba (arborvitae)a large Japanese evergreen tree
hibachia large earthenware pan or brazier
hibakushaan atomic bomb victim
hibunanepitaph
hichiriki, hitschirikia flageolet
Higashiyamaa period in Japanese art history, during the second half of the fifteenth century
Higo potterya earthenware made in the province of Higo, Japan
hi-goi[hi (red) + goi < koi (carp)]
hijikian edible seaweed
hi-ogia folding court fan made of hinoki-wood
hinekuretaperverse, distorted, crooked
hinkakudignity, character
hinoki (cypress) a large conifer native to Japan
hipparidakoin great demand
Hirado (ware), Hirato (ware)a rich elaborate (blue-and-) white porcelain
hiragana, hirakanathe cursive form of the Japanese syllabary
Hira gold lacquer[hira (flat) + gold lacquer]
hiroa Japanese unit of length equal to 4.97 feet
Hiroshima (n.)as in No more Hiroshimas!
Hitachi[trdn]
Hizen (porcelain)a porcelain with rich decoration, delicate colouring and fine workmanship, made in Hizen, the former province in the north-west of Kyushu
hobo (n.)one that is homeless and usually penniless
hobo (v.)to act the hobo, to journey or travel as a tramp
hobodom[hobo + -dom]
hoboettea female hobo
hobohemiaa community of hoboes
hoboism[hobo + -ism]
Hojoa noted powerful family in Japanese history
hojua supplementary reservist
hokkuthe opening verse of a haiku poem
home goroshi[home < homeru (to praise) + goroshi < koroshi (killing)]
honcho, hanchoa chief or leader of a small group
Honda[trdn]
Hondo[hon (main) + do (land)]
honneonefs true or real intention, reality
honokia large tree that yields a soft whitish wood, strong and flexible
Honshuthe main Island, Japan proper
hooch, hoochiea shelter or dwelling
hootch, hootchie hooch
Hoteithe god with a huge belly
hurry-curry US slang harakiri
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iaidothe art of drawing a sword quickly
ibota privet[ibota (a wax tree) + privet]
ichiban (adj.)[ichi (one) + ban (No.)]
ichibu itzebu
ichoa ginkgo, a maiden-hair-tree of Japan
Idzumo potteryan earthenware made in the province of Idzumo
Iga potteryan earthenware made in the province of Iga
igano-uwoa kind of fish
I(-)go go
ijimeill-treatment, bullying
ikebanathe Japanese art of flower arrangement
ikunolite, I-[Ikuno (a mine of Japan) + -lite]
Imari (pottery, ware)an earthenware made at Imari, in the province of Hizen
Imbe potteryan earthenware made at Imbe, in the province of Bizen
imoa (sweet) potato
inakathe country, a rural district
inkyo, inkiyothe act of resigning or renouncing onefs position
inroan ornamental nest of boxes
In-yothe positive and negative
ipponin Judo, a score of one full point
iroha, irofathe Japanese kana or syllabary
iro otokoa handsome man, a lady-killer
Ishihara(-)blindafter Shinobu Ishihara (1879-1963), Japanese ophthalmologist
Ishihara methodafter Shinobu Ishihara (1879-1963), Japanese ophthalmologist
Ishihara platesafter Shinobu Ishihara (1879-1963), Japanese ophthalmologist
Ishihara (test)after Shinobu Ishihara (1879-1963), Japanese ophthalmologist
ishikawaitea black oxide of various metals from Ishikawa District
ishimea roughened, irregular surface of Japanese metalwork
iso-iwashia little fish of the surf
issei, I-a Japanese immigrant to America
Isuzu[trdn]
itai-itaia disease caused by the ingestion of cadmium
ittomasusame as to [it < ichi (one) + to + masu (measure)]
ito-uwoa three-spined stickleback
Ito sukashiin Judo
itzebu, itzeboo, itzibu, ichibuan obsolete silver coin in the form of a thin rectangular plate
iwasha a fish of Japan which yields oil
Iwo Jima, Iwo Shimaa volcanic island, 50 km south of the Satsuma Peninsula, Kagashima Prefecture
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janken(-pon)a childrenfs game played with the hands
jidaimonoin kabuki, a historical play
jigaa fossorial wasp which stores its nest with caterpillars for its young
jigotaia defensive posture in Judo
jimigakia highly polished surface on metalwork
jingua Shinto shrine
jinja, jinshaa Shinto shrine
jinkai senjitsu[jin (people) + kai (wave, ocean) + senjutsu (tactics)]
jinrick(i)sha, jinrik(i)sha (n.)a light two-wheeled hooded vehicle
jinrik(i)sha (v.)[jin (person) + riki (power) + sha (vehicle)]
jinriki(sha)-man[jin (person) + riki (power) + sha (vehicle) + man]
jinsen a flat fan of feathers formerly used in Japan
jitoin the Japanese feudal system, a military land steward
jiujitsu, jiu(-)jutsu jujitsu
Jiurojin Jurojin
jo a Japanese unit of length
Jo(-)dothe western paradise presided over by the Buddha Amida
Jodo(-shu)a Japanese Buddhist sect founded by Honen
Jodo (Shinshu)a Japanese Buddhist sect founded in 1175
johachidolite[Johachido (Korean place name) + -lite]
Jomon (pottery), j-a kind of very early hand-made Japanese pottery
joroa prostitute
joruria type of dramatic recitation to musical accompaniment
josanUS slang, a girl friend
josei mondai[josei (woman) + mondai (problem)]
judo, J-lit. way of softness, a modern form of jujitsu
judoesque[judo (way of softness) + -esque]
Judo hall[ju (gentle, soft) + do (way) + hall]
judogijudo wear
judoistan expert in Judo
judoka[judo + -ka (expert)]
judoman[judo + man]
ju(-)jitsian [jujutsu + -ian]
ju(-)jitsu (n.)the Japanese art of self-defence without weapons
ju(-)jitsu (v.)[ju (gentle, soft) + jutsu (art)]
jujitsu politicspolitical tactics in which a person responds to criticism with countercriticism
ju(-)jitsuist[jujutsu + -ist]
jukua private school
junshisuicide at the death of onefs lord
Jurojin, Jiurojinthe god of long life
juyakua senior executive