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Lion Dance

China wǔ shī
Lion Dance Wall Scroll

舞獅 is the Chinese title for "lion dance."

舞獅 is the traditional Chinese costumed dance seen at festivals (especially Chinese new years), ceremonies, and often at the beginning of Chinese martial arts events.

Lion Dance

Japan shi shi mai
Lion Dance Wall Scroll

獅子舞 is the Japanese title for lion dancing.

This refers to the Japanese version borrowed from traditional Chinese culture. The Japanese version almost always features a red-faced lion with a green cloak with a white pattern.


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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

舞獅


舞狮

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Mandarin wǔ shī / wu3 shi1
Taiwan wu shih
Chinese lion dance (traditional Chinese dance form)
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獅子舞

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Japanese shishimai ししまい
Japanese lion dance; traditional dance performed by one or more dancers wearing a guardian lion costume
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社火

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Mandarin shè huǒ / she4 huo3
Taiwan she huo
Chinese festival entertainment (lion dance, dragon lantern etc)

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燈會


灯会

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Mandarin dēng huì / deng1 hui4
Taiwan teng hui
Chinese carnival during the Lantern Festival, with lantern displays and traditional folk performances such as stilt walking and lion dance

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代神楽

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Japanese daikagura だいかぐら
Japanese (1) grand kagura performance at Ise; (2) type of performance including the lion dance and juggling; (3) (kana only) Camellia japonica 'Daikagura' (cultivar of Japanese camellia)

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大神楽

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Japanese daikagura だいかぐら
Japanese (1) grand kagura performance at Ise; (2) type of performance including the lion dance and juggling; (3) (kana only) Camellia japonica 'Daikagura' (cultivar of Japanese camellia); (place-name) Ookagura

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太神楽

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Japanese daikagura だいかぐら
Japanese (1) grand kagura performance at Ise; (2) type of performance including the lion dance and juggling; (3) (kana only) Camellia japonica 'Daikagura' (cultivar of Japanese camellia)

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耍獅子


耍狮子

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Mandarin shuǎ shī zi / shua3 shi1 zi5
Taiwan shua shih tzu
Chinese to perform a lion dance

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獅子舞い

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Japanese shishimai ししまい
Japanese lion dance; traditional dance performed by one or more dancers wearing a guardian lion costume

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ダイカグラ

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Japanese daikagura ダイカグラ
Japanese (1) grand kagura performance at Ise; (2) type of performance including the lion dance and juggling; (3) (kana only) Camellia japonica 'Daikagura' (cultivar of Japanese camellia)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Lion Dance 舞獅
舞狮
wǔ shī / wu3 shi1 / wu shi / wushi wu shih / wushih
Lion Dance 獅子舞shi shi mai
shishimai
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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