Shaku


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Shaku

A unit of length in Japan equivalent to approximately one foot.
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At parties or business dinners members pour sake into each other's cups as a gesture of politeness and bonding called shaku.
Shaku Zula also had a good fight with Midaawi before the former earned the third place by half length.
Tenders are invited for Construction of Drain near Kamate, Mane, Satawar and Shaku Bhadaji~s home in ward No.
Micah Auerback contributes the seventh chapter, "A Closer Look at Zen at War: The Battlefield Chaplaincy of Shaku Soen in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)," which uses Shaku Soen's Diary of Subjugating Demons to illustrate the role of Zen chaplains during the Russo-Japanese war.
16) kotsu wooden slat/spatula carried by court officials as a scepter of the office [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] it was the homophone of kotsu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (bone) the pronunciation was modified into shaku (17) shine according to kun-yomi (1) (pronunciation): rice [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] it was the homophone of the imperative of the verb shinu (to die) the pronunciation was modified into yone
All my profit will go to SANRAL," David Shaku, a private taxi operator, said outside Devonshire Hotel in Bramfortain, Johannesburg.
in the Shaku Nihongi's citations of the collected "Private
Non-naturalized are: daimio, dairi, inro, itzebu, kago, k'ai shu, kanji, kirin, kobang, Rinzai, sennin, seppuku, shaku, shakudo, shippo, soroban, soshi.
Shaku Patel, Durand News, Castleton Convenience store Size: 1,000 sq ft
Skyhigh," Horror; producers, Hitoshi Endo, Hiroshi Dome, Ikuhide Yokouchi; director, Ryuhei Kitamura; cast, Yumiko Shaku, Takao Osawa, Shosuke Tanihara.
1991); CHU SHAKU KAISHAHO [COMPANY LAW COMMENTARY] (Katsuro Ueyanagi et al.
To show how this concept has carried over to Japan, Shaku Soyen, one of the first Japanese to try to explain Zen Buddhism to Americans, said, "Most people imagine that the individual is the final reality, stands by itself, has nothing to do with other fellow individuals; in fact their existence is tolerated insofar as it does not interfere with his own interests.