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案山子 is a Japanese word that means scarecrow.
Colloquially, this can also refer to a figurehead within a corporation (stands tall with authority, but has no backbone or power).
This can also be the Japanese given name Kagashi, or female given names Kakashi, Anzanshi, or Anzanko.
Sometimes the title 鳥威し is used for scarecrows in Japan, but 案山子 is far more common.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your scarecrow search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
|kagashi / かがし kakashi / かかし anzanshi / あんざんし anzanko / あんざんこ|| (1) (kana only) scarecrow; (2) figurehead; (given name) Kagashi; (female given name) Kakashi; (female given name) Anzanshi; (female given name) Anzanko
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| dào cǎo rén / dao4 cao3 ren2
tao ts`ao jen / tao tsao jen
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| qū wū / qu1 wu1
ch`ü wu / chü wu
| Scarecrow, term for an acolyte of from seven to thirteen years of age, he being old enough to drive away crows.
|kagashi / かがし kakashi / かかし anzanshi / あんざんし|| (1) (kana only) scarecrow; (2) figurehead
|toriodoshi / とりおどし|| scarecrow
|yaseppochi / やせっぽち|| skinny person; scrawny person; scarecrow; bag of bones
|kakashi;kagashi;anzanshi;soodo(案山子)(ok);soozu(案山子)(ok);sohozu(案山子)(ok);sohodo(案山子)(ok) / かかし;かがし;あんざんし;そおど(案山子)(ok);そおず(案山子)(ok);そほず(案山子)(ok);そほど(案山子)(ok)||(1) (kana only) scarecrow; (2) figurehead|
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Scarecrow||稻草人||dào cǎo rén|
dao4 cao3 ren2
dao cao ren
|tao ts`ao jen
tao tsao jen
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