Apr
17
2010

東雲

しののめ [shinonome] – Composed of the kanji for ‘east’ and ‘cloud’, shinonome means “early dawn” (the time when the eastern sky starts to become visible).

There is a train station in Tokyo called Shinonome, and the word is also often used in character names in Japanese manga and anime.

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Posted under Vocabulary Bank by Nihonshock.

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