|daibutsu||Big image of Budda|
|daibutsu-den||a hall of the great Buddha stature.
The hall of the Great Buddha at Todaiji Templke in Nara
is the largest wooden structure in the world (pic)
|One of the most popular Japanese sweets.
Sweet red beans is wrapped with soft mochi.
|daigaku-imo||fried sweet potatos with sugar or honey|
|Daimonji Okuribi rite is held on August 16 in Kyoto.(starts at 20:00)
This is a part of Buddhist ceremony to send back the souls of deceased ancestors
after the bon festival.
|common pill bug|
|Daruma||Daruma doll is is round and doesn't have arms and legs.
It always comes upright every time after it tumbles.
So, it becomes a symbol of good luck.
When you bought it, you put left eye.
When you got your wish, put the other eye.
Daruma-ichi/Daruma doll Fair
|Daruma-otoshi||One of the Japanese traditional folk toys.
Several blocks are stacked up to form a Dharma doll.
knock out the blocks with a mallet one by one without toppling down the other blocks on top.
|Densha-gokko||Kids' play. Densha means train. Gokko means to imitate.|
|Detch||Young boys who worked for merchant families or craftsman's family during
period contracted in advance.
The detchi system started in the Edo period and closed after the World War II.
Detchi was given a specilal name including "matsu" last.: Yoshimatsu, Hidematsu, Sutematsu, etc.
|Doeryaa||-||"Doeraa" means "awful, immensely, pretty, quite, etc." in Nagoya dialect.|
|Dogo Onsen||Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama (Kagawa Pref. in Shikoku) is very famous
by the novel "Botchan"written by Natsume Soseki
|Dojo-sukui||(lit. loach scooping)|
chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata)
( lit./train or stop a poison )
|Dokuro-mark||skull and crossbones|
|Domatsuri||Shorten name of the Nippon Domannaka Matsuri
Dance festival which held last Fri. Sat. and Sun. of August.
Lots of team, not only from Nagoya area but also from many prefectures,
perform energish dance in Nagoya.
|Donichi Eco Kippu||-|
Kikuko's Picture Dictionary