|hand; convenient; -er||
board; plank; plate; slab
|simp. and trad.
- Min Nan
- (historical) tablet for officials to record notes at an audience with the emperor
- (historical) name card used when someone of lower status meets someone of higher status during the Ming and Qing dynasties
- (palm): 手掌 (shǒuzhǎng)
|Kanji in this term|
- a flat ritual baton or scepter of Chinese origin. Usually made of woods like Japanese yew, holly, cherry, sakaki, (Japanese cedar,) the shaku is often seen in portraits of shoguns and noblemen, but is now used mostly by Shinto priests (kannushi).