Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of (しゃちほこ) in Japanese

鯱, 鯱鉾
Kana Reading
しゃちほこ, しゃっちょこ, さちほこ
shachihoko, shatchoko, sachihoko
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    mythical carp with the head of a lion and the body of a fish (auspicious protectors of well-being)

Kanji in this word

14 strokes

halberd, arms, festival float

On'Yomi: ボウ, ム

Kun'Yomi: ほこ

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19 strokes

fabulous dolphin-like fish, killer whale, (kokuji)


Kun'Yomi: しゃちほこ, しゃち

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