A year of Weekly Shiritori!

2012 has almost come to an end and I’d like to thank you all for reading and commenting on Haikugirl’s Japan all year. Without your support and input it would be harder to keep writing every week. This year we have been playing a weekly game of shiritori – a Japanese word game. The first player says a word (we began with ‘shiritori’) and the next player must continue by saying a word beginning with the last kana of the previous word (in our case – ‘ri’). We started with ‘shiritori’ and 52 weeks later we ended up with ‘nengajo’. This is how it went…

Shiritori

Weekly Shiritori #1 – Shiritori (しりとり)

Weekly Shiritori #2 – Rikishi (りきし / 力士)

Weekly Shiritori #3 – Shikoku (しこく / 四国)

Weekly Shiritori #4 – Kumihimo (くみひも / 組紐)

Princess_Mononoke_Japanese_Poster_(Movie)

Weekly Shiritori #5 – Mononoke (もののけ / 物の怪) 

Weekly Shiritori #6 – Kendo (けんどう / 剣道) 

Weekly Shiritori #7 – Umeboshi (うめぼし / 梅干) 

Weekly Shiritori #8 – Shibuya (しぶや / 渋谷) 

Yakushima

Weekly Shiritori #9 – Yakushima (やくしま / 屋久島) 

Weekly Shiritori #10 – Mameshiba (まめしば / 豆しば) 

Weekly Shiritori #11 – Basashi ( ばさし/ 馬刺し)

Weekly Shiritori #12 – Shizuoka ( しずおか/ 静岡)

Kamishibai at Showa Mura

Weekly Shiritori #13 – Kamishibai ( かみしばい/ 紙芝居)

Weekly Shiritori #14 – Iwate (いわて/ 岩手)

Weekly Shiritori #15 – Tearai (てあらい/ 手洗い)

Weekly Shiritori #16 – Ikebana (いけばな/ 生け花)

Sento-kun from Nara

Weekly Shiritori #17 – Nara (なら/ 奈良)

Weekly Shiritori #18 – Randoseru (ランドセル)

Weekly Shiritori #19 – Ruuchuu (ルーチュー)

Weekly Shiritori #20 – Chu-hai (チューハイ / 酎ハイ)

inarizushi

Weekly Shiritori #21 – Inarizushi (いなりずし / 稲荷寿司)

Weekly Shiritori #22 – Shinjuku (しんじゅく / 新宿)

Weekly Shiritori #23 – Kuzumochi (くずもち / 葛餅)

Weekly Shiritori #24 – Chipsu (チップス)

Suganuma

Weekly Shiritori #25 – Suganuma (すがぬま / 菅沼)

Weekly Shiritori #26 – Matsumoto (まつもと / 松本)

Weekly Shiritori #27 – Tokkuri (とっくり / 徳利)

Weekly Shiritori #28 – Rikuzentakata (りくぜんたかた / 陸前高田)

Tanuki

Weekly Shiritori #29 – Tanuki (たぬき / 狸)

Weekly Shiritori #30 – Kingyo-sukui (きんぎょすくい / 金魚すくい)

Weekly Shiritori #31 – Ise Jingu (いせじんぐう / 伊勢神宮)

Weekly Shiritori #32 – Umeda (うめだ / 梅田)

Daruma_dolls

Weekly Shiritori #33 – Daruma (だるま / 達磨)

Weekly Shiritori #34 – Matsuri (まつり / 祭り)

Weekly Shiritori #35 – Rilakkuma (リラックマ)

Weekly Shiritori #36 – Maneki-neko (まねきねこ / 招き猫)

Kobe Port Tower

Weekly Shiritori #37 – Kobe (こうべ / 神戸)

Weekly Shiritori #38 – Beppu (べっぷ / 別府)

Weekly Shiritori #39 – Purikura (プリクラ)

Weekly Shiritori #40 – Rajio taisou (ラジオたいそう / ラジオ体操)

Uji-gawa

Weekly Shiritori #41 – Uji (うじ / 宇治)

Weekly Shiritori #42 – Jinrikisha (じんりきしゃ / 人力車)

Weekly Shiritori #43 – Shakuhachi (しゃくはち / 尺八)

Weekly Shiritori #44 – Chirashizushi (ちらしずし / ちらし寿司)

Shisa in Little World, Inuyama

Weekly Shiritori #45 – Shisa (シーサー)

Weekly Shiritori #46 – Amanohashidate (あまのはしだて / 天橋立)

Weekly Shiritori #47 – Tengu (てんぐ / 天狗)

Weekly Shiritori #48 – Gunma (ぐんま / 群馬)

Maiko in Matsuo Taisha Shrine

Weekly Shiritori #49 – Maiko (まいこ / 舞妓)

Weekly Shiritori #50 – Kokeshi (こけし)

Weekly Shiritori #51 – Shimane (しまね / 島根)

Weekly Shiritori #52 – Nengajo (ねんがじょう / 年賀状)

2011 Nengajo

Haikugirl’s Japan will be back with a brand new weekly series in 2013 – so watch this space!

6 thoughts on “A year of Weekly Shiritori!

  1. Well done!! I started following since week 46 more or less. Very good job 🙂

    Lets see what you are preparing for 2013!

    And happy new year! (^^)

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