鹿威し

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Kanji in this term
鹿
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Etymology[edit]

Compound of shishi (deer) and odoshi (threat). shishi originally meant "beast" and included other types of animals. The device was originally used to scare away animals.

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鹿威し (hiragana ししおどし, romaji shishiodoshi)

  1. a device used to scare away bird and animals
  2. a traditional device found in Japanese gardens; composed of a bamboo tube that when filled with water revolves to empty and makes a clanking sound

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