Japanese Word Entry

鏡開き
Kana:かがみびらき
Romaji:kagamibiraki
Definitions:
  1. cutting the New Year's rice cake (January 11th)

  2. traditional breaking of a sake cask at weddings, receptions, etc.


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Chinese characters used in this word

mirror, speculum, barrel-head, round rice-cake offering, lens, glass, glasses
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄥˋ (jìng)
Cantonese: geng3
Japanese: キョウ (kyou)、 ケイ (kei) / かがみ (kagami)
Korean: 경 (gyeong)
Vietnamese: kính, kẻng
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

open, unfold, unseal, initiate, begin, start
Readings
Mandarin: ㄎㄞ (kāi), ㄑㄧㄢ (qiān)
Cantonese: hoi1
Japanese: カイ (kai) / ひら.く (hiraku)、 ひら.き (hiraki)、 -びら.き (-biraki)、 ひら.ける (hirakeru)、 あ.く (aku)、 あ.ける (akeru)
Korean: 개 (gae)
Vietnamese: khai
Variants
Simplified Chinese form: