bokashi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Japanese ぼかし

Noun[edit]

bokashi ‎(uncountable)

  1. The use of a mixture of microorganisms to cover food waste to decrease smell, based on an old Japanese farming practice.
    • 2015 July 18, Jane Perrone, “Gardens: what to do this week”[1], The Guardian:
      For a bokashi starter kit, try evengreener.com .
  2. A technique in Japanese woodblock printmaking that achieves a variation in lightness and darkness of a single colour by means of ink applied by hand in gradations, rather than uniformly.