Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 祭



festival, celebration


matsuri, matsuru


Top: body/flesh (simplified from flesh/meat ), hand or: , bottom: show 示 (image of an altar with sth. on; therefore 'to show')


Flesh is put by a hand on the altar: at the festival (of sacrifice).


body part, meat(This radical is at the left side of a character and typically drawn as: , which looks equal to: "moon, month " but still has the meaning body-part.)
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ,ナ, , ,ヨ,)
to show, altar(The radical shimesu is a simplification of show 示, which is a pictogram of an altar.)
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まつり festival, feast
祭る まつる to deify, to enshrine
祭壇 さいだん altar
復活祭 ふっかつさい Eastern
祭日 さいじつ national holiday, festival day
雛祭 ひなまつり Girls' (dolls') Festival
お祭り おまつり festival

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