seiza

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 正座, literally "proper sitting".

Noun[edit]

seiza (uncountable)

  1. (Japan) A traditional formal way of sitting in Japan, by kneeling with the legs folded underneath the thighs and the buttocks resting on the heels, with ankles turned outward.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

seiza

  1. rōmaji reading of せいざ