桜島

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さくら
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しま > じま
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kun'yomi
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Etymology[edit]

(cherry tree, cherry blossom) +‎ (island) From the glowing rocks expelled by the volcano that look like cherry blossoms on the island mountain.

Proper noun[edit]

桜島 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 櫻島, hiragana さくらじま, rōmaji Sakurajima)

  1. (geography) Sakurajima, a major volcano near Kagoshima; its surrounding area.

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