花道

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Chinese[edit]

 
flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (花道)
simp. #(花道)

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Noun[edit]

花道

  1. flower arrangement; ikebana

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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花道 (kadō): a formal flower arrangement in the Enshū-ryū style of ikebana.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
kan’on goon

/kwadau//kwadɔː//kwadoː//kadoː/

From Middle Chinese 花道 (MC hˠua dɑuX).

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Noun[edit]

花道 (hiragana かどう, rōmaji kadō, historical hiragana くわだう)

  1. flower arrangement, ikebana
Usage notes[edit]

This term became more common during the Edo period as a synonym for ikebana, but with an emphasis on the elements of mental discipline.[1][2][3]

The 華道 spelling may be more common for the kadō reading, to more clearly distinguish from the hanamichi reading below.

Etymology 2[edit]

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花道 (hanamichi): the hanamichi at the National Theatre of Japan, along the left side of the theater.
Kanji in this term
はな
Grade: 1
みち
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (hana, flower) +‎ (michi, road, way).[1][2][4]

Likely derives from the early use of a hanamichi as a kind of walkway from the stage down into the audience, giving performers access to the audience in order to receive flowers.[1][2]

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花道 (hiragana はなみち, rōmaji hanamichi)

  1. (theater) an extension of a stage that stretches into the audience, usually only in kabuki and most often along the left side of the theater, used mainly to enter and exit the stage

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 花道”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainiban, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  4. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN