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, しば
lawn, sod, turf
, しばい
play, drama
, しばふ
lawn, grass
, かみしばい
kamishibai, storytelling with pictures, form of Japanese street theater and storytelling (popular from the 1930s to the 1950s)
刈り, , しばかり
lawn mowing
居小屋, しばいごや
playhouse, theatre, theater
, ひらしば
, れいし, レイシ
bracket fungus (Ganoderma lucidum), reishi mushroom
, みちしば
1. roadside grass, roadside weeds
2. guidance (sometimes esp. referring to guidance in love), guidepost, guide
See 力芝
3. Chinese fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
ちからしば, 力, チカラシバ
Usually in kana
Chinese fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)
, ふゆしば
lawn grass for cold areas
, しらん
See 霊芝・れいし, See 藤袴・ふじばかま
1. reishi mushroom and thoroughwort, fragrant plants
May take 'no'
2. talented, virtuous
, しばくさ
lawn, sod, turf
, とぎしばい
fairy play, pantomime
人工, じんこうしば
artificial grass (lawn)
居気, しばいぎ, しばいげ
, むらしばい
play put on in a village, play put on by villagers
海老, エビ, えび, しばえび, しばエビ, シバエビ
shiba shrimp (prawn, Metapenaeus joyneri)
高麗, こうらいしば
Korean lawn grass
, ひとしばい
trick, act
麻醤, チーマージャン
Chinese sesame paste
居者, しばいもの
actor, actress, someone who works at a theater
, なつしばい
summer play
めひしば, 雌日, 女日, メヒシバ
Usually in kana
southern crabgrass (Digitaria ciliaris)
おひしば, 雄日, オヒシバ
Usually in kana
Indian goosegrass (Eleusine indica)
しばふたけ, 生茸, シバフタケ
Usually in kana
scotch bonnet (Marasmius oreades), fairy ring mushroom, fairy ring champignon
焼き, , しばやき
burning grass in spring (to kill insects)
, じしばい
See 地狂言
community performance (amateur theatricals, etc.)
麻球, チーマーチュー, チーマーカオ
Food term
fried sesame ball
, こしばい
See 大芝居・1
1. small theatre, kabuki performed in a small theatre
2. little performance, short acted scene, act, routine, skit
, おおしばい
See 小芝居・1
1. large-scale play, play with an A-list cast
2. big act, big charade, false display
historical term
3. theatre with a government licence (Edo period)
一人, 独り, ひとりしばい
Takes suru
one-person show, one-woman show, one-man show, performing solo, monodrama
戯け, おどけしばい
comedy, burlesque
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