Japanese edit

For pronunciation and definitions of かつら – see the following entries.
[noun] the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum, also called the Japanese Judas tree
[noun] less commonly, the smaller Cercidiphyllum magnificum tree, more specifically called the 広葉桂 or ヒロハカツラ (hiroha katsura, broadleaf katsura).
[noun] a tree on the moon, from a Chinese legend that the phases of the moon were caused by Lauraceae trees budding, blossoming, then dropping their flowers and leaves again as if in accelerated seasons
[noun] julienned raw daikon, used as a garnish for sashimi
[noun] alternative word for 肉桂 (nikkei, the cinnamon or cassia tree) or 桂皮 (keihi, cinnamon or cassia bark)
[proper noun] a male given name
[proper noun] a surname
[proper noun] the west bank of the Katsura River in Kyōto
[noun] : the katsura tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum
[noun] : (Chinese mythology) the kind of tree that grows on the moon
Alternative spelling
[noun] wig, hairpiece
(This term, かつら, is the hiragana spelling of the above terms.)
For a list of all kanji read as かつら, see Category:Japanese kanji read as かつら.)