Dajare (駄洒落; Dah-jah-reh) is a kind of typically Japanese wordplay which relies on the similarity of two different words' pronunciations. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dajare"
Henohenomoheji (へのへのもへじ) or hehenonomoheji (へへののもへじ) is a face drawn by Japanese schoolchildren using hiragana characters. The word breaks down into the seven hiragana characters He, no, he, no, mo, he, ji. The first two "he" are the eyebrows, the two "no" are the eyes, the "mo" is a nose, and the last "he" is the mouth. The outline of the face is made by the character "ji", with the dakuten forming the ear. Children use henohenomoheji as the faces of kakashi ( scarecrows). ...more on Wikipedia about "Henohenomoheji"
Kaibun (回文; lit. circle sentence) is a Japanese equivalent of palindrome, or in other words, a sentence that read the same from the beginning to the end or from the end to the beginning. The unit of kaibun is mora since the Japanese language uses syllabaries, hiragana and katakana. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kaibun"
(List of Japanese double entendres) * 18782 (いやなやつ) — can be read "iyana yatsu" – meaning unpleasant guy ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Japanese double entendres"
Shiritori (しりとり) is a Japanese word game in which the players are required to say a word which begins with the final kana of the previous word. No distinction is made between hiragana, katakana and kanji. "Shiritori" literally means "taking the bottom" as Japanese language is written vertically. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shiritori"
Uta-garuta is the most popular among the many kinds of karuta ( card games) in Japan. It is played mostly on New Year's Day, and there are national conventions for uta-garuta. ...more on Wikipedia about "Uta-garuta (hyakunin-isshu)"
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