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, rōmaji fucha, alternative reading ふさ, rōmaji 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

See also[edit]

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