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There are 78 total results for your Kami search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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shén / shen2
shen
 shin;jin / しん;じん
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deity; soul; spirit; unusual; mysterious; lively; expressive; expression; look; CL:個|个[ge4]; (slang) awesome; amazing
(1) spirit; psyche; (2) (See 神・かみ・1) god; deity; divinity; kami; (female given name) Miwa
Inscrutable spiritual powers, or power; a spirit; a deva, god, or divinity; the human spirit; divine, spiritual, supernatural; psychic power

菩薩


菩萨

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pú sà / pu2 sa4
p`u sa / pu sa
 bosatsu(p);bosachi(ok) / ぼさつ(P);ぼさち(ok)
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Bodhisattva (Buddhism)
(n,n-suf) (1) {Buddh} bodhisattva; one who has reached enlightenment but vows to save all beings before becoming a buddha; (n,n-suf) (2) High Monk (title bestowed by the imperial court); (n,n-suf) (3) (See 本地垂迹説) title bestowed to Shinto kami in manifestation theory; (surname) Mizoro
bodhisattva, cf. 菩提薩埵. While the idea is not foreign to Hīnayāna, its extension of meaning is one of the chief marks of Mahāyāna. 'The Bodhisattva is indeed the characteristic feature of the Mahāyāna.' Keith. According to Mahāyāna the Hinayanists, i.e. the śrāvaka and pratyekabuddha, seek their own salvation, while the bodhisattva's aim is the salvation of others and of all. The earlier intp. of bodhisattva was 大道心衆生 all beings with mind for the truth; later it became 大覺有情 conscious beings of or for the great intelligence, or enlightenment. It is also intp. in terms of leadership, heroism, etc. In general it is a Mahayanist seeking Buddhahood, but seeking it altruistically; whether monk or layman, he seeks enlightenment to enlighten others, and he will sacrifice himself to save others; he is devoid of egoism and devoted to helping others. All conscious beings having the Buddha-nature are natural bodhisattvas, but require to undergo development. The mahāsattva is sufficiently advanced to become a Buddha and enter nirvāṇa, but according to his vow he remains in the realm of incarnation to save all conscious beings. A monk should enter on the arduous course of discipline which leads to Bodhisattvahood and Buddhahood.

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shǒu / shou3
shou
 kami / かみ
to guard; to defend; to keep watch; to abide by the law; to observe (rules or ritual); nearby; adjoining
(See 国司,長官・かみ) director (of the provincial governors under the ritsuryo system); (personal name) Morinori
Keep, guard, observe; to keep


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fa
 kami / かみ
hair; Taiwan pr. [fa3]
(out-dated kanji) hair (on the head)
Hair (of the head), locks; hair (of the head)

ネ申

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 kami / かみ (n-pref,n) (net-sl) (written with characters resembling 神) (See 神・かみ・2) incredible; fantastic; amazing

上ミ

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 kami / かみ (place-name) Kami

上猪

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 kamii / kami / かみい (place-name) Kamii

何美

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

佳味

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 kami / かみ delicious taste; (female given name) Yoshimi

依代

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 iyo / いよ object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami; (female given name) Iyo

内神

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 uchigami;uggan / うちがみ;うっがん (kyu:) {Shinto} patron god; ancestor deified as a kami; (place-name) Uchigami

加三

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

加味

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 kami / かみ (noun/participle) (1) seasoning; flavoring; flavouring; (noun/participle) (2) addition; inclusion; taking into account; (surname, female given name) Kami

加未

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 kami / かみ (female given name) Kami

加見

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

可見


可见

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kě jiàn / ke3 jian4
k`o chien / ko chien
 kaken / かみ
it can clearly be seen (that this is the case); it is (thus) clear; clear; visible
(personal name) Kami
visible

哉実

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 kami / かみ (female given name) Kami

哉美

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 kami / かみ (female given name) Kami

嘉見

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

姫神

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 himekami / ひめかみ goddess; (person) Hime Kami (1946-)

年神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions; (surname) Toshigami

憑代

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 yorishiro / よりしろ object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami

権現

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 gongen / ごんげん manifestation of a Buddha (or bodhisattva, etc.) in the form of a Shinto kami; (place-name, surname) Gongen

歳神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions

献物

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 kenmotsu / けんもつ offering (to a shogun, emperor, daimyo, kami or Buddha)

祖霊

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 sorei / sore / それい (1) ancestral spirit; collective of ancestral spirits which have lost their individualities; (2) ancestor deified as a kami; spirit of a kami

神井

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 kamii / kami / かみい (surname) Kamii

紙井

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 kamii / kami / かみい (surname) Kamii

紙居

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 kamii / kami / かみい (surname) Kamii

訶味


诃味

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hē wèi / he1 wei4
ho wei
 kami
rejection of flavor

賀味

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

賀実

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 kami / かみ (female given name) Kami

賀見

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 kami / かみ (surname) Kami

過未


过未

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guō wèi / guo1 wei4
kuo wei
 kami
past and future

香実

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 kami / かみ (female given name) Kami

髪結

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 kamiyui / かみゆい    kamii / kami / かみい hairdresser; hairdressing

カミイ

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 kamii / kami / カミイ (personal name) Kamii

カムイ

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 kamui / カムイ (See 神・かみ・1) god (ain: kamuy); deity; divinity; spirit; kami; (female given name) Kamui

上敏明

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 kamitoshiaki / かみとしあき (person) Kami Toshiaki

九品上

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jiǔ pǐn shàng / jiu3 pin3 shang4
chiu p`in shang / chiu pin shang
 kokonotsu-shina-no-kami
An abbreviation for 上品上生 the highest grade in the Pure Land, see 九品淨土; highest of the nine classes

依り代

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 yorishiro / よりしろ object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami

八十神

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 yasogami / やそがみ (archaism) many gods; many deities; many kami; (surname) Yasogami

加美宏

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 kamihiroshi / かみひろし (person) Kami Hiroshi

加美駅

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 kamieki / かみえき (st) Kami Station

四等官

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 shitoukan / shitokan / しとうかん (See 律令制) four administrative positions (of the ritsuryo system: kami, suke, jou, sakan)

平岩紙

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 hiraiwakami / ひらいわかみ (person) Hiraiwa Kami

火の神

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 hinokami / ひのかみ god of fire (in Japanese mythology, usu. Kagutsuchi no Kami)

煤掃き

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 susuhaki / すすはき sweeping the soot from one's house (to welcome the kami of the New Year)

石槌神

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 ishizukikami / いしずきかみ (person) Ishizuchi Kami

神重徳

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 kamishigenori / かみしげのり (person) Kami Shigenori (1900-1945.9.15)

紙恭輔

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 kamikyousuke / kamikyosuke / かみきょうすけ (person) Kami Kyousuke (1902.9.3-1981.3.24)

すす掃き

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 susuhaki / すすはき sweeping the soot from one's house (to welcome the kami of the New Year)

備前の守

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 bizennokami / びぜんのかみ (person) Bizen no kami

可美公園

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 kamikouen / kamikoen / かみこうえん (place-name) Kami Park

山本の守

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 yamamotonokami / やまもとのかみ (person) Yamamoto no Kami

板倉の守

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 itakuranokami / いたくらのかみ (person) Itakura no Kami

熊野権現

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 yuyagongen / ゆやごんげん (See 熊野三所権現) kami of the three main Kumano shrines

神和住純

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 kamiwazumijun / かみわずみじゅん (person) Kami Wazumijun

過未無體


过未无体

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guō wèi wú tǐ / guo1 wei4 wu2 ti3
kuo wei wu t`i / kuo wei wu ti
 kami mutai
past and future do not have real existence

八百万の神

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 yaoyorozunokami / やおよろずのかみ (exp,n) {Shinto} (See 八百万・やおよろず) all the gods and goddesses; all the deities; (person) Yaoyorozu no Kami

天御中主神

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 amenominakanushinokami / あめのみなかぬしのかみ (person) Ame no minaka nushi no kami

年神;歳神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) (See 神・かみ・1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) (See 歳徳神) goddess of (lucky) directions

松平參の守

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 matsudairamikawanokami / まつだいらみかわのかみ (person) Matsudaira Mikawa no Kami

神仏同体説

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 shinbutsudoutaisetsu / shinbutsudotaisetsu / しんぶつどうたいせつ (obscure) (See 本地垂迹説) kami-buddha syncretization theory (e.g. manifestation theory)

神産巣日神

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 kamimusubinokami / かみむすびのかみ (person) Kamimusubi no kami

造化の三神

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 zoukanosanshin;zoukanosanjin / zokanosanshin;zokanosanjin / ぞうかのさんしん;ぞうかのさんじん (exp,n) the three creator gods (Amanominakanushi no Kami, Takamimusuhi no Kami and Kamimusuhi no Kami)

阿部豊後守

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 abebungonokami / あべぶんごのかみ (person) Abe Bungo no Kami

高皇産霊神

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 takamimusubinokami / たかみむすびのかみ (person) Takamimusubi no kami

松平出羽の守

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 matsudairadewanokami / まつだいらでわのかみ (person) Matsudaira Dewa no Kami

松平越前の守

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 matsudairaechizennokami / まつだいらえちぜんのかみ (person) Matsudaira Echizen no Kami

熊野三所権現

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 kumanosanshogongen / くまのさんしょごんげん (See 熊野三社) kami of the three main Kumano shrines

細川越中の守

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 hosokawaecchuunokami / hosokawaecchunokami / ほそかわえっちゅうのかみ (person) Hosokawa etchuu no kami

髪結い;髪結

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 kamiyui;kamii(髪結) / kamiyui;kami(髪結) / かみゆい;かみい(髪結) hairdresser; hairdressing

黒田美濃の守

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 kurodaminonokami / くろだみののかみ (person) Kuroda mino no kami

柳生但馬守宗矩

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 yagyuutajimanokamimunenori / yagyutajimanokamimunenori / やぎゅうたじまのかみむねのり (person) Yagyuu Tajima no Kami Munenori (1572-1646)

煤掃き;すす掃き

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 susuhaki / すすはき (See 神・かみ・1,すす払い・2) sweeping the soot from one's house (to welcome the kami of the New Year)

依代;依り代;憑代

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 yorishiro / よりしろ (See 形代) object representative of a divine spirit; object to which a spirit is drawn or summoned; object or animal occupied by a kami

髪(P);髮(oK)

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 kami / かみ hair (on the head)

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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