"Yamato Nadeshiko" is a eulogistic name of Japanese women.
(yamato means Japan)
The image of "Yamato Nadeshiko" are pure, mild, massive,.......etc.
Japan's top 100 scenic beaches
|Nagoya-ben||<= Mite miyaa !||Nagoya-dialect|
|Nagoya Dome||Nagoya Dome is an institution for events, baseball game, etc.
It's also home of the Chunichi Dragons baseball team.
|Naiagara no taki||lit. Waterfall of Niagara
"Naiagara no taki" is a kind of firework that sparks fly like a water fall.
|namako||<= cut sea cucumber|
|namako-kabe||Lit.: sea cucumber wall
Traditional archtectual finish for wall.
|Nana-chan||One of the popular meeting spots|
|nanakusa-gayu||Nanakusa means seven herbs, and gayu (kayu) means rice porridge.
Nanakusa-gayu is rice porridge with seven edible wild herbs of spring:
Seri (Japanese parsley), Nazuna (shepherd'd purse),
Gogyo (cotton weed), Hakobera (chick weed),
Hotokenoza (henbit), Suzuna (turnip) and Suzushiro (Japanese radish).
We eat Nanakusagayu on January 7th because of the seventh of the first month
has been an important festival since ancient times.
This habbit was introduced from China, which had been held to ward off evil.
Now in Japan, we eat it in hopes of longevity and good health,
and it's also to supply green vegetables after the osechi food.
*Nanchtte + noun /Fake something, not proper something...
ex. Nanchatte-sushi means food that have all the appearance of sushi.
If you don't have enough ingredients of sushi and want to show your parents what
sushi is.....make a small cake of rice and put some topping on it....it can be called a
* ---, nanchatte. /"....just kidding :))
ex. "I missed a class because I had a stomchache....nanchatte. To tell the truth, I
skipped the class and went see a movie."
|nanjamonja||Chinese fringetree (chionanthus retusus). "nanjamonja" is a nickname of this tree. When nanjamonja flowers bloom, it looks as if a tree is covered with snow. People wondered "What's that?" Nanjamonja comes from "nanimono ja ?" "What's that ? Who's that ?" You can see the natural najamonja only in Tokai Region. The pic was taken in May 14 at Shiroyama Shrine near Motoyama|
|naorai||ceremonial meal or drinking party after Shinto ceremony|
Served on top of hot rice or
used for rolled natto sushi, etc.
It has a strong aroma, thready
stickiness and flavor.
More about Natto
|Natsume Soseki||very popular novelist lived in the Meiji period.
his portrate is on 1000yen note
|neage||Advance in price|
|nembutsu||prayer to the Buddha|
|nengajo||Japanese style New Year card|
|nettai-ya||"Nettai" means tropical zone and "ya " means a night.
A night the lowest temperture is higher than 25degreeC, we call it "nettaiya"
|ne-shogatsu||A sleep-in New Year|
|nezo||people's sleeping posture|
|Nezumi-kozo Jirokichi is a very popular chivalrous thief in the Edo period
He stole money from rich families and gave them to the poor people.
The way of hiding his face with cloth is well known and a kind of his trade mark.
|niboshi||dried sardine for Japanese soup stock|
|nihon-kamoshika||Japanese wild goat|
|nihon-kai||the Sea of Japan
Water is very clean and colder than that of the Pacific Ocean
|niku udon||Noodles with salty-sweet beef.
Beef is cooked with soy sauce, sugar, sake, etc.
|Nitobe Inazo||model of 5,000yen note|
|Nittai-ji||Nittai-ji (temple) keeps real bone of Buddha Sakyamuni|
|Noguchi Hideyo||Noguchi Hideyo outer link|
|noshi||a traditional courtesy emblem on a gift;
a thin strip of dried abalone folded in red and white paper.
a sign of sincerity and expression of congratulations
|Nozomi||Nozomi is the fastest Shinkansen train|