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  2. Tanabata - Wikipedia

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    Tanabata ( Japanese: たなばた or 七夕, meaning "Evening of the seventh"), also known as the Star Festival ( 星祭り, Hoshimatsuri ), is a Japanese festival originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival. [1] [a] [b] It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively).

  3. List of Japanese deities - Wikipedia

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    Hachiman ( 八幡神) is the god of war and the divine protector of Japan and its people. Originally an agricultural deity, he later became the guardian of the Minamoto clan. His symbolic animal and messenger is the dove. Inari Ōkami ( 稲荷大神) The god or goddess of rice and fertility.

  4. Hana (name) - Wikipedia

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    Hana (name) Hana as a given name may have any of several origins. It is also a Kurdish name meaning hope ( هانا ), a Persian name meaning flower (حَنا) and an Arabic name meaning bliss ( هَناء ). As a Japanese name, it is usually translated as flower ( 花 ). In Korean, it means the number one ( 하나 ).

  5. Hoshi - Wikipedia

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    Hoshi o Katta Hi, a Japanese anime short film directed by Hayao Miyazaki; Hoshi wa Utau or Twinkle Stars, a Japanese manga series by Natsuki Takaya; La Seine no Hoshi, a Japanese anime series based on the movie La Tulipe Noire; Hoshi no Kirby, a Japanese anime series based on the Kirby series, named Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in English

  6. Amatsu-Mikaboshi - Wikipedia

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    Amatsu-Mikaboshi, the Chaos King, is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as a supervillain and demonic god of evil who is best known as an enemy of Hercules and Thor. He is based on the Mikaboshi of Japanese mythology. Amatsu-Mikaboshi first appeared in Thor ...

  7. Illicium anisatum - Wikipedia

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    Illicium anisatum, with common names Japanese star anise, [1] Aniseed tree, [1] and sacred Anise tree, [1] known in Japanese as shikimi (樒, シキミ), is an evergreen shrub or small tree closely related to the Chinese star anise ( Illicium verum). Since it is highly toxic, the fruit is not edible; instead, the dried and powdered leaves are ...

  8. Ryō (given name) - Wikipedia

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    Word/name. Japanese. Meaning. Depends on kanji used. Region of origin. Japanese. Ryō (りょう, リョウ) is a unisex Japanese given name. It is sometimes romanized as Ryou, Ryoh, or Ryo .

  9. Yūsei - Wikipedia

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    Yūsei, Yusei or Yuusei is a masculine Japanese given name.. Possible writings. Yūsei can be written using different combinations of kanji characters. Some examples: 勇星, "courage, star"