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Japanese Sword Dictionary 

Japanese Swords and Weapons

Rōmaji

Kanji

Description

棒 [ぼう]

Stick, club, truncheon, hit, a 6 foot staff.

Bō Shuriken

棒手裏剣 [ぼうしゅりけん]

Throwing spikes

Bokken

木剣 [ぼっけん]

Wooden practice sword

Bokutō

木刀 [ぼくとう]

Wooden practice sword

Chokutō

直刀 [ちょくとう]

Very early straight single edged (sometimes with second partial edge) straight sword.

Daishō

大小 [だいしょう]

A matched pair of long and short swords

Daitō

大刀 [たいとう]

Long sword over 2 feet long

Donki

鈍器 [どんき]

Blunt weapon

Dōtanuki

同田貫, 胴田貫 [どうたぬき]

Battle sword similar to a katana with a very thick blade.

Guntō

軍刀 [ぐんとう]

Army or military sword

Hira Shuriken

平手裏剣 [ひらしゅりけん]

Flat throwing blades, usually star shaped

Iaitō

居合刀 [いあいと]

Unsharpened practice sword

Kama

鎌 [かま]

Sickle

Kamayari

鎌槍 [かまやり]

Spear with one or two curved secondary blades

Katana

刀 [かたな]

Sword worn in the obi, cutting edge up

Ken

剣 [けん]

Sword usually refers to double edged sword

Kodachi

小太刀 [こだち]

Short sword

Kusarigama

鎖鎌 [くさりがま]

Chain and sickle weapon

Kyoketsu Shoge

距跋渉毛 [きょけつしょうげ]

Weapon consisting of a hooked dagger, a long rope and a weighted ring

Kyoketsushoge

距跋渉毛 [きょけつしょげ]

Chain weapon with a sickle on one end and a ring on the other

Kyōki

凶器; 兇器 [きょうき]

Dangerous weapon

Makibishi

撒き菱; 撒菱 [まきびし]

Caltrop (spiked device scattered to maim infantry and horses);

Manrikigusari

万力鎖 [まんりきぐさり]

Ninja weighted chain weapon

Mantō

萬刀; 卍刀 [まんとう]

Ninja weapon disguised as a pair of garden shears

Nagamaki

長巻 [ながまき]

Polearm with sword blade

Naginata

薙刀 [なぎなた]

Polearm with curved blade

Nihontō

日本刀 [にほんとう]

Japanese sword

Nodachi

野太刀 [のだち]

Very long tachi worn on back

O-dachi

大太刀 [おおたち]

Extended length tachi

Sai

釵 [さい]

Sai (an Okinawan weapon)

Sasumata

刺股; 刺叉; 指叉 [さすまた]

Two-pronged weapon for catching a criminal; man-catcher war fork

Shikomizue

仕込み杖 [しこみづえ]

Sword cane

Shinai

竹刀 [しない]

Bamboo sword used in Kendo

Shinken

真剣 [しんけん]

Real sword

Shōtō

小刀 [しょうとう]

Wooden wakizashi training sword

Tachi

太刀 [たち]

Long sword worn with cutting edge down

Wakizashi

脇差 [わきざし]

Short sword (blade between 12 and 24 inches)

Yari

槍 [やり]

Japanese spear

Yumi

弓 [ゆみ]

Japanese style bow (for shooting arrows)

Uniform Terms

Rōmaji

Kanji

Description

Hakama

袴 [はかま]

Pleated divided skirt/pants

Haori

羽織 [はおり]

Over jacket

Hera

箆 [へら]

Tab inside rear of hakama

Himo

紐 [ひも]

Cord, lace

Kamon

家紋 [かもん]

Family crest

Keikogi

稽古着 [けいこぎ]

Training uniform top

Koshiita

腰板 [こしいた]

Board at back of hakama

Mon

紋 [もん]

Family crest

Montsuki

紋付; 紋付き [もんつき]

Formal kimono top with with mon (family crest).

Obi

帯 [おび]

Belt sash

Tabi

足袋 [たび]

Split toe socks

Zori

草履  [ぞうり]

Japanese sandals

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