ちはや

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Noun[edit]

ちはや (rōmaji chihaya)

  1. 千早, : a cloth or cord used to tie back the sleeves of a robe, primarily used by women to get the sleeves out of the way for work such as shrine ceremonies or kitchen work; a kind of ceremonial overcoat with a long white hem worn by the sweeper or branch-holder in certain Shintō ceremonies; a kind of sleeveless vest or waistcoat used in kabuki or 人形浄瑠璃 (ningyō jōruri, puppet theater)