Last modified on 4 August 2014, at 13:09

大黒柱

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
だい
Grade: 1
こく
Grade: 2
はしら > ばしら
Grade: 3
jūbakoyomi

NounEdit

大黒柱 (hiragana だいこくばしら, romaji daikokubashira)

  1. (architecture) The large, central pillar that holds up a traditional Japanese house.
  2. The breadwinner of a household or organization.