Glossary of Terms
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Maiko: a young girl in training to become a geisha.
Meisho-ki (Records of Famous Places): illustrated guides of famous places published for travelers and pilgrims.
Mikoshi: a portable shrine.
Mingei: folk art.
Mochi: rice cakes.
Mokuhan: woodblock printing.
Momotaro: "Little Peachling", a favorite fairy tale of an adventurous boy.
Mon (Family crest): an identifying crest or emblem, often found on the clothes of actors or historical figures.
Monogatari: a story, tale, or novel.
Musha-e (Warrior picture).:back to top