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tai sea bream
Tai is a king of fish and has some special meaning in Japan.
taionkei Clinical thermometer
tai no sashimi Sea bream sashimi
Taishu Engeki -
takai takai One of the way to comfort a baby.
Hold up a baby high
take Bamboo
Take is a symbol of power or growing.
takenoko Bamboo shoot
takeyabu bamboo bush
takeuma A pair of stilts or a play with it.
taki waterfall
fire, bonfire, open-air fire
tamanegi onion
tamanokoshi - palanquin set with jewels
*"tamanokoshi ni noru" means to marry into a family of rank
tampopo dandelion
tanuki raccoon dog
(Tanuki no haratsuzumi)
raccoon dogs drumming on their stomachs
tanuki no okimono Ceramic ornament of raccoon dog.
This is one of the most popular good luck charms.
They usualy have a sake bottle and a notebook, and wear a straw hat called kasa.
tanuki-udon Wheat noodles in hot soy soup with bits of deep-fried tempura batter: in East Japan,
or noodles in ankake soup with small cut age(fried tofu) and ginger: in West Japan.
[ankake: an is dish sauce made by mixing kuzuko or potato starch with water or stock and soy sauce etc.
and heating until it becomes thick.. kake: kake means kakeru (put..on)]
Tanuki udon in Nagoya is the Eastern type.

Tanuki comes from "taneruki (tane-nuki)"(lit: without ingredient).
So, tanuki doesn't mean a racoon dog.
tara no me
One of popular wild plants in spring.
A lttle bit bitter but tasty.
Tempura of taranome is very good.
- cod row
tarento (talent)
- T.V.personality
Washing hands
Tebasaki is one of the Nagoya special cuisin.
Fried chicken wing with sweet soysauce-based sauce.
Help oneself to sake
 Tejikara no Himatsuri
Tejikara Fire Festival
Tekisuto (text)
A kind of sushi,
shaped like a ball
(using wrapping film to shape ball at home)
A bower with roof and four pillars in shrines or temples.
A stone basin for cleanse visitors' hands and mouths is set there.
We drop temizuya and cleanse with water before visiting the main shrines.
tempura udon
Japanese udon noodle with tempura
tengu One of an imaged lives.
tenteki drip, drip infusion
 Tenteko Matsuri  Tenteko Festival
tentoumushi ladybug
tetsugoushi iron lattice
tezutsu hanabi Holding large cylinder type firework
tisshu paper tissue
tobi/tombi 鳶 kite(bird)
tobi/tobishoku鳶職 - scaffolding or construction worker
tobibako vaulting horse
tobiishi stepping stone

tobiishi-renkyu (a week studded with holidays)
todai lighthouse
toge thorn, prickle,
toire Lavatory
Express in another way.......
(O)tearai(御)手洗い, (O)Benjo(御)便所, Setchin雪隠, Gofujo御不浄, Kawaya厠,
Keshoshitsu化粧室, Habakari憚り,Koka後架, koushi行厠, kouyasan高野山,
W.C. etc.
tokai city area, town, urban area
Toka-shinji One of Shinto rituals
tokei clock, watch
Tokyo The capital of Japan
tombo dragonfly
tomorokoshi sweet corn
torii gateway at the entrance
to a Shinto shrine

tori no karaage deep-fried chicken
toro garden lantern
toro-nagashi Lantern floating festival
manto-nagashi or shoro-nagashi
This is a custome to send back our ancestors' spirit,
which had returned during the bon period, to the Other Side.
Float lanterns on the surface of a river.
toseinin Toseini is a jobless gambler or yakuza in the Edo period.
Tsubaki camellia
tsuki the moon
tsukimi Moon viewing
It is said that the best day for the moon viewing is August 15th of the lunar calendar.
tsukimi-dango Japanese sweets for the Moon Viewing Day. Usually tsukimi-dango is
like a white ping-pong ball but
Nagoyan special type is shaped like satoimo ( taro ) and has three colors
tsukimi-soba Buckwheat noodles with a sunny-side-up egg. and nori (toasted laver)
Tsukimi means the moon viewing. A yolk looks like the moon, an egg white
for clowds and nori for night sky.
(Sometimes green vegetables show pain trees and shiitake mushroom for woods)
tsukimi-udon Noodles with a sunny-side-up egg. and nori (toasted laver)
Tsukimi means the moon viewing. A yolk looks like the moon, an egg white
for clowds and nori for night sky.
(Sometimes green vegetables show pain trees and shiitake mushroom for woods)
 Tsukubane  Tsukubane
tsukudani Preserved food boiled in water, soy sauce, sugar, sake or mirin(sweet sake) until
ingredients get heavy taste
(pic./ fish tsukudani)
tsukushi Equisetum arvense/ horsetail
tsume Nail shaped pick for koto/Japanese harp
tsuno 角 (horn), tarai 盥 (basin)=> darai
Most of the tsunodarai are Japanese lacquer wear.
There are four handles like a horn.
Used for washing hands or gargling.
Tsushima Aki-Matsuri Autumn Festival of Tsushima Shrine
tsuyu dew, dewdrop
tsuyukusa day flower
tsuzumi A Japanese traditional handy drum played with the tips of fingers.
It is often used as one of the orchestra instruments in
Noh, Kyogen, Nagauta, etc.