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Lion Dance

China wǔ shī
Lion Dance

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

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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Romanization
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舞獅

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

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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Lion Dance

燈會

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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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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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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 ookagura / おおかぐら 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

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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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獅子舞;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

太神楽;大神楽;代神楽

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Japanese daikagura;daikagura / だいかぐら;ダイカグラ Japanese (1) grand kagura performance at Ise; (2) (See 雑芸・1) type of performance including the lion dance and juggling; (3) (kana only) (See 椿・1) 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 / wushiwu 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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