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flower; blossom; to spend; fancy pattern
 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
trad. (花道)
simp. #(花道)

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花道

  1. flower arrangement; ikebana

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Etymology 1Edit

 
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花道 (kadō): a formal flower arrangement in the Enshū-ryū style of ikebana.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
どう
Grade: 2
kan’on goon

/kwadau//kwadɔː//kwadoː//kadoː/

From Middle Chinese 花道 (MC hˠua dɑuX).

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NounEdit

花道 (hiragana かどう, rōmaji kadō, historical hiragana くわだう)

  1. flower arrangement, ikebana
Usage notesEdit

This term became more common during the Edo period as a synonym for ikebana, but with an emphasis on the elements of mental discipline.[1][2][3]

The 華道 spelling may be more common for the kadō reading, to more clearly distinguish from the hanamichi reading below.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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花道 (hanamichi): the hanamichi at the National Theatre of Japan, along the left side of the theater.
Kanji in this term
はな
Grade: 1
みち
Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Compound of (hana, flower) +‎ (michi, road, way).[1][2][4]

Likely derives from the early use of a hanamichi as a kind of walkway from the stage down into the audience, giving performers access to the audience in order to receive flowers.[1][2]

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花道 (hiragana はなみち, rōmaji hanamichi)

  1. (theater) an extension of a stage that stretches into the audience, usually only in kabuki and most often along the left side of the theater, used mainly to enter and exit the stage

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 花道”, in 世界大百科事典 第2版 (Sekai Dai-hyakka Jiten Dainiban, Heibonsha World Encyclopedia Second Edition)[1] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Heibonsha, 1998
  4. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN