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World Cultures: Japan Study Guide

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konnichi-wa
hello
ohayo
good morning
sayonara
good-bye
domo
thank you
domo arigato
thank you very much
dozo
please
san
honorable
hai
yes
sheishin
group
koku
5 bushels of rice used as currency
koban
a gold coin equivalent of 3 koku
nippon
what the Japanese called their country
torii
a sign of welcome
shogi
sliding paper walls
kami
spirits loosely referred to as gods
masu
regular verb ending
Kana
a simpler form of Chinese script
seppuku
warrior suicide
ikebana
flower arranging
cha-no-yu
tea ceremony
shuriken
razor sharp throwing stars used by ninjas
ronin
samurai who had lost their masters and their land
cha
green tea
zen
meditation
koan
mental riddles that have no exact answer
chaya
tea house
tai-fun
great storm
kamikaze
divine wind