Glossary

 

 

ajiro ami 網代編み (plain) twill weave or net weave
amu 編む plait, weave
bijin 美人 beautiful person (woman)
gozame ami/nuki ami 茣蓙目編み/ぬき編み mat (-mesh) weave/ plaiting
hira higo 平ひご flat, narrow strips of bamboo
karamonoya 唐物屋 exotica shops
kashikago 菓子籠 container for sweets
Ken’yakurei Sumptuary edicts issued by the Tokugawa Shogunate from time to time to restrain expenditures by peasants, chônin, and samurai
Koninklijk Kabinett van Zeldzaamheden Royal Dutch Cabinet of Curiosities
madake 真竹 Japanese timber bamboo
Phyllostachys bambusoides
(Sieb. & Zucc.)
maru higo 丸ひご round splints without skin shaved off
onsen 温泉 hot spring
Oranda オランダ Portuguese pronunciation of Holland
Oranda shumi オランダ趣味 Dutch taste
Rangaku 蘭学 Western learning
Rangakusha 蘭学者 Dutch/ Western scholar
yoko higo 横ひご horizontal plaiting elements
tate higo 縦ひご vertical plaiting elements
rentaishiki 連帯式 bamboo basketry
sakazuki Sake cup
shamizen シャ未然 string instrument
urushi lacquer
 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *