Glossary of Terms

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Letter M

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).:

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