鹿威し

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Kanji in this term
鹿
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Compound of 鹿 (shishi, deer) +‎ 威し (odoshi, threat). shishi originally meant "beast" and included other types of animals. The device was originally used to scare away animals.

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鹿威し (hiragana ししおどし, rōmaji shishiodoshi)

  1. a device used to scare away birds and animals
    1. a traditional device found in Japanese gardens, composed of a bamboo tube that when filled with water revolves to empty and makes a clanking sound

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