Japanese edit

For pronunciation and definitions of しまた – see the following entry.
[noun] (historical, agriculture) raised field created by digging up part of a paddy field
[noun] (criminal slang) poverty-stricken and tightly-secured house
[proper noun] Shimata (places in Japan):
[proper noun] A neighborhood of Kumiyama, Kyoto Prefecture.
[proper noun] A neighborhood of Yasugi, Shimane Prefecture.
[proper noun] A neighborhood and train station in Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
(This term, しまた, is the hiragana spelling of the above term.)