kawarimi

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kawarimi ‎(uncountable)

  1. An ancient ninja art revolving around misdirection and the split-second timing of a switch between a 'body' and a location, or between two or more bodies. A technique utilized by ninja in ancient Japan, involving the ninja and anything that can be mistaken for them, (such as a dummy or a mannequin.)
    • 2000, Static, "They're Playing My Song", Static Shock:
      Kawarimi; ancient Ninja art of misdirection. All you need is something some idiot can mistake you for... and some idiot.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kawarimi

  1. rōmaji reading of かわりみ