普茶

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
ちゃ
Grade: 2
on'yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(fu, the on'yomi for term 普く amaneku, “widely, broadly, extensively”, in the sense of “to the public”) +‎ ‎(cha, tea).

Also sometimes read as fusa, using the alternative tōon reading of sa for the ‎(tea) character.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Standard pronunciation:

Alternative pronunciation:

Noun[edit]

普茶 ‎(hiragana ふちゃ, romaji fucha, alternative reading ふさ, romaji fusa)

  1. in the Ōbaku sect, one of the three big sects of Zen Buddhism in Japan, a type of Zen tea ceremony conducted for the general public, usually including an array of specially cooked foods
  2. an abbreviation for 普茶料理 (ふちゃりょうり) ‎(fucha ryōri), the type of cooking served at a fucha event

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9