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. kabe 壁 wall, all kinds of walls .

. Kabuki 歌舞伎 Kabuki Theater .
Edo Sanza 江戸三座 - the three famous Kabuki theaters of Edo

. kabukimon, kabuki mon 冠木門 simple roofless gate .

. kabukimono (かぶきもの / 傾奇者 / 歌舞伎者 extravagant, flamboyant people .

. kabunakama, kabu nakama 株仲間 merchant guild, merchant coalition
za 座 trade guilds, industrial guilds, artisan gulids .


. kabuto 兜 / 冑 / かぶと samurai helmets and armour and Dolls for Boys .
----- . kabuto 兜 and Fudo Myo-O 不動明王 .


. kachuu 江戸甲冑 Edo warrior armor .


. kagami 鏡 / かがみ mirrors .
- kagami migaki 鏡磨き / kagami togi 鏡研ぎ mirror polisher
- kagamishi 鏡師 mirror maker


. kago 駕, 駕籠 palanquin, sedan chair .
aiaikago あいあい駕篭 two riding in the same palanquin
anhotsu あんぽつ / 京坂あんだ
hoozenji kago はうせんじ駕籠 / 宝仙寺駕籠
kagokaki, kago kaki 駕籠舁き palanquin carrier
kyoo yotsukago 京四つ駕籠
machikago 町駕籠 "town palanquin" carried by two bearers
rokunin kaki 六人舁き carried by six bearers
shukukago 宿駕籠, postal station palanquin, in Hakone etc.
toomarukago 唐丸駕籠 - 鶤鶏駕籠 closed palanquin for criminals
tsujikago 辻駕篭 "crossroad palanquin"
yamakago 山駕篭 palanquin for the mountains
yotsude kago 四つ手駕籠 four-strut palanquin


. kago 籠 / 篭 / かご basket, baskets of all kinds .
mekagao 目籠 openwork bamboo basket / zaru ざる / 笊 bamboo basket
..... kagoshi, kago-shi 駕籠師 craftsman making baskets / kago shokunin 籠職人
..... mikan kago 蜜柑籠 "basket for tangerines" - synonym for an abandoned child

. kago nuke, kagonuke 籠抜け crawling through a narrow bamboo basket . street performance

. Kagurazaka 神楽坂 in Shinjuku (牛込神楽坂 Ushigome) .

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kaibutsu ehon 怪物絵本  "Illustrated Book of Monsters" Nabeta Gyokuei
Aoi no Ue -- Character from The Tale of Genji who suffers episodes of spirit possession
Buruburu -- Forest-dwelling ghost that causes victims to shiver violently
Daibutsu-kaibutsu -- Mysterious pile of crumbling skulls
Futsukeshibaba (a.k.a. Hikeshibaba) -- Mysterious old woman in white who extinguishes lanterns
Hitotsume-bōzu -- Monk with cyclopean eye
Kasha -- Cat-like demon that descends from the sky to feed on corpses before cremation
Mikoshi-nyūdō -- Monk-like creature that grows taller the more you look at it
Nekomata -- Fork-tailed cat with a host of supernatural abilities
Noderabō -- Strange creature standing near a temple bell
Nue -- Chimera-like bringer of misfortune that can fly and morph into a dark cloud
Nyūnaisuzume -- Sparrows flying from the mouth of exiled poet Fujiwara no Sanekata
Raigō -- 11th-century monk reborn as a giant book-eating rat (a.k.a. Tesso - "Iron Rat")
Shiriyau (a.k.a. Shiryō) -- Spirit of the dead
Shuten Dōji -- Fearsome oni known for kidnapping, enslaving and devouring young Kyoto maidens
Sōgenbi -- Fiery ghost of oil-thieving monk (based on Kyoto legend)
Tanuki-bō -- A monk who turned into a tanuki
Tengu -- Bird-like demon
Teratsutsuki -- Mononobe no Moriya's resentment turns into a woodpecker
Ubagabi -- Fiery ghost of old woman encountered along the Hozu River in Kyoto
Ubume -- Ghost of woman who died during childbirth
Umizatō -- Blind lute player who walks on the sea
Waraime (a.k.a. Kerakera-onna) -- Giant cackling woman
Yamao -- One-eyed mountain creature (possibly related to the yama-waro of Kyushu)
Yanari -- Little demons that produce the creaking sounds heard in old houses
Yūrei -- Ghost
- source : pinktentacle.com

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. kaji 火事 fire .
- machibikeshi 町火消し the fire brigade

. Kajibashi 鍛冶橋 Kajibashi Bridge, "Blacksmith Bridge" .
- - - - - Kajichoo, Kajimachi 千代田区 鍛冶町 in Chiyoda - - same as -
- - - - - Kajiyachoo, Kajiyamachi 神田 鍛冶屋町 in Kanda (Chiyoda)

kakejayak kake chaya 掛け茶屋 / 掛茶屋 refreshment shops
. chaya, -jaya 茶屋 tea shop, tea stall - with a side business .

. kakine 垣根 hedge, fence // kakoi 囲い, saku さく. hei 塀 .

. kakure kirishitan, kurisuchan 隠れキリシタン, 隠れクリスチャン Hidden Christians  .


. kamado 竈 earthen kitchen hearth .
- kamado nuri, kamadonuri 竈塗り repairing the earthen hearth

- - - - - kami 紙 paper in Edo
. kamikuzu kai 紙くず買い / kamikuzuya 紙屑屋 buying waste paper .
..... kamikuzu hiroi 紙屑拾い picking up used paper
..... sukikaeshi, suki-kasehi 漉き返し業者 re-making of paper
- Kamisukichoo 紙漉町 Kamisuki-Cho district of paper makers
..... kamisukishi、kamisuki shi 紙漉き師 making paper, paper making artisan
..... kamiya, kami-ya 紙屋 paper maker
..... Asakusagami, Asakusa-gami 浅草紙


. kamiyuidoko 髪結床 hairstylist shop .
kamiyui 髪結い hairdo master, hair dresser - all about hair


. kamon 家紋 family crest - Familienwappen .
..... monuwaeshi, mon uwa eshi 紋上絵師 painting family crests


. kanban 看板 Kamban, Shop Signs .

. kanban musume 看板娘 "advertising servant girl" .


. Kanda Myojin  神田明神 .
- a controversial hero, deified Taira no Masakado 平将門 / 平將門 (? – 940)

. Kanegalfuchi I鐘ヶ淵 riverside in Meguro .

. Kan'ei shoka keizuden 寛永諸家系図伝 Genealogies of All Daimyo Houses .
Kanei period (1624 - 1644)


. Kangaku 漢学 Chinese learning, study of the Chinese classics .

. kanoke 棺桶 coffin, casket and funeral rituals .

. kanzashi かんざし / 簪 hairpin - kanzashi uri かんざし売り hairpin vendor .
- - - - - and kushi 櫛 comb
..... . Edo tsumami kanzashi 江戸つまみ簪 Ornamental Hairpins . $

. kaoo, kaō 花押 Kao official signature .
osumitsuki お墨付き, 御墨付き official document

. Kappabashi 合羽橋 food district in Asakusa .

. Kappadera かっぱ寺 / 河童寺 Kappa temples .
- - - - -Soogenji 曹源寺 Sogen-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo / Matsubacho 松葉町


. karakami 唐紙 - 江戸からかみ Hand-Made Patterned Paper .
Edo Karakami 江戸からかみ Hand-Made Patterned Paper for Interiors

. karakasa obake から傘お化け / 唐傘お化け umbrella ghost .

. karakuri ningyoo からくり人形 mechanical dolls .
..... Tanaka Hisashige 田中久重 (1799 - 1881), からくり儀右衛門 Kakakuri Giemon

. karakusa moyoo 唐草模様 Karakusa pattern. Karakusa arabesque .

. karamono kai 唐物買い buying Karamono .
karamonoya, karamono-ya, toobutsuya 唐物屋 dealing in Karamono
- karamono, things from Kara (China or Korea)

Karasumaru Mitsuhiro 烏丸光広 (1579 -
1638) - courtier-calligrapher

. Karasuyama teramachi 烏山寺町 Karasuyama Temple Town . - Setagaya

. karuta 歌留多 card games - hanafuda 花札 "flower trump".


. kasa 傘 Umbrellas in the Edo Period .
. . furugasa kai 古傘買い buying old umbrellas in Edo
. . . . . . kasa hari 傘張り gluing paper to umbrellas, repairing umbrellas .


. kashi setchin 貸雪隠 portable toilet for rent .

. kasugai 鎹 / かすがい clamp, cramp, cleat, staple .

. katana 日本刀 Sword, the soul of the samurai .

. katsura 鬘 wig and katsurashi 鬘師 wig maker .


. kawa 皮 leather and leather goods .


. kawara 瓦 roof tiles / kawaraya 瓦屋 瓦師, roof tile maker .
- - - - - gatoo 瓦当 end tiles
- - - - - Onigawara 鬼瓦 "demopn tiles"
- - - - - Shachi 鯱 or Shachihoko 鯱鉾

. kawaraban 瓦版 Edo newspaper, handbill, broadside .
- - - - - kawaraban uri かわら版売り vendor of a kawaraban



. kaya 蚊帳 mosquito net - Moskitonetz .
- - - - - Oomi gaya 近江蚊帳 kaya net from Omi (near lake Biwa)
- - - - - kaya uri 蚊帳売り selling mosquito nets


. kashihonya, kashihon'ya 貸本屋 booklender, booklender
furuhonya, furu-honya 古本屋 selling old books in Edo .



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. Keian jiken 慶安事件 The Keian uprising in 1651 .
- - - Yui Shoosetsu - Shōsetsu 由井正雪 Yui Shosetsu (1605 - 1651)
- - - Marubashi Chuuya - Chūya 丸橋忠弥 Marubashi Chuya (? - 1651)


keibutsubon 景物本
. Advertising in Edo .

. keisatsu 警察 police .

. kekkon 結婚 konrei 婚礼 marriage in Edo .
and engiri, enkiri 縁切り to cut a bond - divorce .  


kenka 喧嘩 fighting, to pick a fight - the Flower of Edo

. kenyaku 倹約 frugality, thrift - Sparsamkeit .
seitaku 贅沢 luxury / shisso kenyaku 質素倹約 frugal life, modest life
shashi kinshihoo 奢侈禁止法 - shashi kinshi rei 奢侈禁止令 law against luxury


. kenzanya, kenzan ya, kenzan-ya 献残屋 present-recycling merchants, dealers of gifts .

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. kido 木戸 The Gates of Edo .

. kikin 飢饉 great famine periods .

. kiku 菊 enjoing chrysanthemums .
..... hyakujgiku 百菊 "one hundred different types of chrysanthemums" on one stem


. Kimekomi Ningyoo 木目込人形 Wood and Cloth Dolls .
..... 江戸木目込人形 kimekomi ningyo dolls from Edo


. kimono 着物 Kimono - yukata 浴衣 - nagajuban 長襦袢 and more robes .


. kingin 金銀 Gold and Silver in Japanese Art .

. kingyo shiiku 金魚飼育 breeding goldfish - goldfish art .
kingyo sukui 金魚すくい scooping goldfish at festivals

. kinki 禁忌 taboo, ritual restriction .

. kinuta 砧 fulling block and mallet .

. kiriezu, kirie-zu 切絵図 detailed maps of Edo .

. kiriko 江戸切子 Edo kiriko - cut classware .

. kiseru 煙管 long pipe for smoking tobacco .
- - - - - Tobacco Pouch 刻み煙草入れ and more Japanese forms of smoking accessories
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. Kitamaebune 北前船 North-bound trade ships .
“Kitame-bune” “Kitamae-bune”
Matsumaebune 松前船 Matsumae trade ships to Hokkaido

. Kitsuki bon 朽木盆 tray from Kitsuki .


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. kobijustu 古美術 Antiques .

. kodoogu kai 小道具買い buying Kodogu, small tools and props .

. Koishikawa 小石川養生所  Koishikawa Yojosho Hospital .

. kojiki shibai 乞食芝居 beggar's performance, beggar's play .
- and kojiki, the beggars of Edo

. kokerabukishi, kokerabuki-shi 柿葺師 craftsman roofing with wooden shingles .

. koku, kokudaka (石 / 石高) unit of volume for rice bushels .

. kokugaku 國學 / 国学 - lit. "National study" of Japan .

. koma 独楽 spinning top toys .

. komainu, koma inu 狛犬 lit. "Korean Dog" . .
and - koma...  狛  shrine guardian animals

. komedonya, kome no tonya 米問屋 rice brokers .
- the forerunners of Japan's banking system

. komon, Edo komon 江戸小紋 small fine patterns of Edo .

komonjo 古文書 documents of medieval Japan *
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. Konyachoo, Konyachō 神田紺屋町 Kanda Konya-Cho
Konyamachi, district for indigo cloth dyers .

- - - - - konya 紺屋 artisan making "blue" things, indigo cloth dyers
- - - - - aizomeya 藍染め屋 dyeing with indigo

. konyoku 混浴 men and women bathing together .

. koodan 講談  kooza 講座 kooshaku 講釈 storytelling.

. koogushi, yashi 香具師 performer, yashi 野師、野士、弥四、矢師 .
yashi 薬師 vendor of medicine by the roadside
tsuji isha 辻医者 doctor by the roadside

. Koojimachi, Kōjimachi 麹町 / 麴町 Kojimachi district .

. koorokan 鴻臚館 Koro-Kan, Chinese Guesthouse .

. Kooshuu Kaidoo, Kōshū Kaidō 甲州街道 Koshu Kaido Road .

. Korean heritage 韓国 Kankoku  朝鮮 Chosen- Paekche .

. kotatsu コタツ / 炬燵 heater to keep warm .

. kote-e 鏝絵 Kote art relief picture .

. koto 箏 Koto, stringed musical instrument.
..... . Tokyo Koto (Japanese Harp) 東京琴 . $

kotori no shiiku 小鳥の飼育 breeding song birds
. naishoku 内職 home worker, side business .

. kotowaza 諺 / ことわざ idioms, sayings, proverbs - ABC-List .


. koyomi 暦 the Japanese calendar .
Jokyo calendar / Local calendars / E-goyomi (Picture calendar) /Daisho-reki calendars
Ryaku-reki (Abridged calendars). Hashira-goyomi (pillar calendar) . Kaichu-reki (pocket calendar)
- Tenmongata / カレンダー . . . . . and much more !
. . . . . . koyomi uri, koyomi-uri 暦売り selling new calendars .

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. kubizuka 首塚 head mound and execution grounds .

. kudaranai くだらない / 下らない worthless, pointless, nonsense .

. kugi 釘 nail, Nagel - Introduction .
kugikakushi, kugi kakushi 釘隠し "hiding the nails" nail-hiding ornament
kui 杭 - kigui 木杭 Pile

. kujiyado, kuji yado 公事宿 lawsuit inn, "lawyers' inn” .

. kumihimo 東京くみひも braided cords from Tokyo . $

. kura 蔵 storehouses and locks .

. Kuramae 倉前 The Bakufu Rice Granaries .


Kurimoto Tanshu 栗本丹洲 - Kurimoto Masayoshi 栗本昌蔵 (1756 – 1834)
- source : wikipedia


. Kurofune 黒船 The Black Ships and Commodore Matthew Perry .


. kusuri 薬 medicine in Edo .
kusuri-uri 薬売り all kinds of medicine vendors
. Doing Business in Edo - 江戸の商売 .
- - - kusuriya 薬屋 medicine stores (M181)


. kuzu kai くず買い / kuzuya 屑屋 collecting waste paper, old cloths, old cotton pieces etc. . .

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. kyokugei 曲芸 stunt artists, acrobatics .

. kyokugoma 曲独楽 acrobatics with spinning tops (koma) .

. kyokuhe 曲屁 "acrobatic farting" , performance like music .

. Kyoobashi 京橋 Kyobashi Bridge .

. kyuuketsuki 吸血鬼 blood-sucking demon, vampire .


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