habotan Habotan is a family of cabbage.
We enjoy the color and curly leaves.
haburashi tooth brush
hadakamatsuri naked festival
hagi Bush Clover
One of "Aki no nana-kusa (the seven herbs in autumn)"
hagoita battledore
Japanese traditional game hanetsuki is played with hagoita and shuttlecock..
Hanetsuki is similar to badminton and was very popular among girls
as a special New Year's game in old time.
Recentry, hagoita with gorgeous picked cloth pictures are sold in the hagoita-ichi (Hagoita Fair)
which held in specific temples or shrines in the middle of December.

haikan piping, plumbing
hakucho swan
hamachi young yellowtail
sashimi of yellowtail
hamon ripple

hanabi fireworks
uchiage hanabi

tezutsu hanabi
hanabi taikai firework display
floral playing cards

Hana Matsuri
Buddha's Birthday
hanami an outing for viewing cherry blossoms
or picnic under cherry blossoms
at their best in spring
hanami-dango In "Hanami" season, we eat three-color rice dumpling called (O)hanami-dango..
Pink represents sakura (spring), white waygoing winter and green coming summer.
hanamizuki After the sakura season, hanamizuki broom along streets in Nagoya
pic/April 28
hanamochi Pink and white mochi (rice cake) are attached on the
blanches of weeping willow.
They look like Spring flowers.
hana-shobu iris
Gardens of Hana-shobu in Chiryu-koen (Chiryu C.) are very beautiful.
hanetsuki Japanese badminton
Traditional Japanese girls' play on New Year's Day
hangesho - The 11th day after the summer solstice is called "Hangesho".
Usually July 2nd or 3rd. Hange ()@is the Chinese name of karasubishaku (crowdipper).
In this season, hangesho has flowers.
hannya (ʎjmeans Buddhist wisdom or Prajnaparamita;Perfection of Wisdom

On a Noh mask, hannya represents a female serpent-demon with jealousy and hatred.


Hara means a stomach and tsuzumi is a kind of small Japanese traditional drum
hari acupuncture
harumaki spring roll
haru-no-nanakusa the seven herbs of spring.
seri (Japanese parsley), nazuna (shepherd's purse), gogyo (cottonweed), hakobera (chickweed),
hotokenoza (henbit plant), suzuna (turnip ) and suzushiro (Japanese radish)

=> nanakusa-gayu
 haruzaifu   Haruzaifu/tz
Spring is the time to buy a new wallet.
Harut means spring and zaifu (saifu) means wallet.
This has a play on words linking haru t(spring) and haru(bulge).
SoAa wallet purchaced in spring will be a bulging wallet.with money 
hashi chopsticks
hato dove, pigeon
hatsu-hinode The sunrise on New Year's Day
hatsu-yume The first dream of the New Year.
Ichi Fuji, Ni Taka, San Nasubi
haze (Japanese) wax tree; sumac (sumach)
haze no mi fruits of haze
wax from haze fruits is used for making Japanese candles
hebi snake
hechima sponge cucumber, loofa
hechima-tawashi sponge of hechima
higambana Cluster amaryllis
Spider lily
   Higashiyama Water Tower
higesori (ki) shaver
In the story of tanabata, Hikoboshi is
hikosen zeppelin, airship
himan corpulence, over weight

BMI (Body Mass Index) = weight (kg) / height X height (m)
More than 25=> Over weight,
Most healthy index is BMI 22=> average

Normal weight 18.5 - under 25
Corpulence 1 25 - under 30
Corpulence 2 30- under 35
Corpulence 3 35 - under 40
Corpulence 4 40 -
himawari sunflower
hime-daruma One of Japan's bringer of good luck.
Himeji-jo Himeji-jo is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan and a national treasure.
hina-ningyo Hina dolls for Girls' Day

.Girl's Day

Japan's national flag is called Hinomaru.
The red circle in the center is representative of the rising sun.

Hinomaru Bento
Bento which contains plain white rice with a red umeboshi.
It reminds us Japan's national flag., so it named Hinomaru (Japan's national flag) bento
hirame false halibut
hirune nap
hishimochi diamond-shaped rice cake for
hina-matsuri or doll festival
"Hisho" is the name of monument in front of Nagoya Station.
It was designed in the image of the rope of Jomon earthware vessels.
The total construction cost was at 500 million yen.

Hight 23m
(hitori sumo)
Sumo fight alone
hitori-zumo o toru Fight wundmills
one of the traditional Japanese hobgoblins in folk tales

hitotsu means one, me means an eye, and kozo means a young boy monk.
hitsumabushi Hitsumabushi
hokora Small shrine
hone bone
hono flame, blaze
honyuubin feeding bottle
horenso spinach
Hosha Shinji Shinto function hold on Jan 15 in Atsuta Jingu
hotaru firefly

firefly hunting and catching

It used to be a popular pastime on summer night.
Recently, the number of firefly has been decreased by bad environment

hotaru means firefly and gari (kari -.karu) means hunting
hotategai scallop
hotchikisu stapler
hoto-shiki One of the Japanese cooking ceremony to cook fish without touching it.
The cook uses a short eword and long chopsticks.
You can view it in the ceremony of Mitama-matsuri in Gokoku Shrine (April 28-30)
hyakudo-ishi o-hyakudo means hundred times worship.
People walk back and fouth a hundered times between a main shrine and hyakudo-shi
offering a prayer each time.
hyakunin-isshu Hyakunin-isshu is
hyoshigi clapper
One of the important tools for the Japanese traditional cultures:
sumo, kabuki, night patro, etc.
hyoshiki sign, guide, indicator