白無垢

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Japanese[edit]

Japanese formal wedding kimono, a shiromuku, still used today.
Kanji in this term
しろ
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Grade: 4

Hyōgaiji
yutōyomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (shiro, white) +‎ 無垢 (muku, pure, innocent).

Noun[edit]

白無垢(しろむく) (shiromuku)

  1. A huge, thick, heavy, formal, ornate, brocaded, traditional pure-white-on-white kimono overcoat, worn by the bride for a traditional Japanese Shinto and Buddhist wedding ceremony; a Japanese Shinto and Buddhist wedding dress.

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