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Japan Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. Japan An extinct volcano in south central Honshu Japan, it is the highest point in Japan
2. Kendo A Japanese quilted mattress that is rolled out on the floor for use as a bed
3. Mt. Fuji Traditional Japanese masked drama with song and dance that originated in Shinto rites of passage
4. Samurai The smallest main island of Japan
5. Honshu The capital of Japan, formerly called Edo
6. Origami A member of a powerful military organization in feudal Japan
7. Futon The largest of the four main islands of Japan
8. Noh A Japanese dish that is made of small balls or rolls of cold cooked rice that has been flavored with vinegar and served with vegetables, egg, or raw fish
9. Shikoku A Japanese poem that has only seventeen syllables, usually about nature
10. Yen A Japanese form of heavyweight wrestling in which a person wins by pushing is opponent out of the ring
11. Sumo The Japanese art of folding paper into shapes and figures
12. Haiku A country of the Asian continent
13. Tempura A Japanese form of fencing with two handed bamboo swords that started as a safe way to train a samurai
14. Tokyo A city in southwestern Japan on the island of Honshu, the target of the first atom bomb
15. Sushi The basic monetary unit of Japan
16. Hiroshima A rush covered straw mat that is used as a traditional floor covering in Japan
17. Tatami A Japanese dish of shellfish, fish, or vegetables that have been fried in batter

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