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Amaterasu - is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe.

Daishō - is a Japanese term for a matched pair of traditionally made Japanese swords worn by the samurai class in.

Gakuran - are the uniforms for many middle school and high school boys in Japan. The color is normally black, but some schools use navy blue.

Honorifics - are attached to the end of people's names, as in Joseph-san where the honorific -san was attached to the name Joseph. These honorifics are often gender-neutral, but some imply a more feminine context (such as -chan) while others imply a more masculine one (such as -kun).

Kabuki - is a classical Japanese dance-drama. Kabuki theatre is known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers.

Kami - are defined in English as "spirits", "essences" or "gods", referring to the energy generating the phenomena.

Katana - were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords that were used by the samurai of feudal Japan. The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.

Kimono - is a Japanese traditional garment. Kimonos are always used in important festival or formal moments; it is the representative of polite and very formal clothing.

Mon - are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family.

Noh Mai - is a dance that is done to music that is made by flutes and small hand drums.

Nihon Buyō - a refined dance that has become an art form made for entertainment on stage.

Obi - is a sash for traditional Japanese dresses, keikogi (uniforms for Japanese martial arts), and part of kimono outfits.

Princess Kaguya - a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

Sensei - is a Japanese honorific and word that is literally translated as "person born before another". In general usage, it is used, with proper form, after a person's name, and means "teacher", and the word is used as a title to refer to or address teachers, professors, and other figures of authority.

Shinto - also called kami-no-michi, is a Japanese religion. It focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

Sōzu - is a type of water fountain used in Japanese gardens. It consists of a segmented tube, usually of bamboo, pivoted to one side of its balance point.

Yukata - is a Japanese garment; a casual summer kimono usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, and unlined.

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