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Janet Rosen
04-09-2008, 01:16 PM
Hello aikiweb folks:

For naming an upcoming line of weapons bags, I'm looking for Japanese terms for
bi-color or bi-colored
or
two colors
or
pinto (as in the Spanish term for a "paint" pony)

Many thanks!

Ron Tisdale
04-09-2008, 01:19 PM
Painto??? :D

Sorry, couldn't resist...

Best,
Ron

akiy
04-09-2008, 01:27 PM
Hi Janet,

The term that readily comes to mind is "nishoku" (二色) which literally means "two colors." The kanji compound can also be read "futashoku." I'm sure there are other terms which may work, but that's the one that comes to my mind most readily.

Hope that helps,

-- Jun

Erick Mead
04-09-2008, 05:04 PM
The term that readily comes to mind is "nishoku" (二色) which literally means "two colors." The kanji compound can also be read "futashoku." I'm sure there are other terms which may work, but that's the one that comes to my mind most readily.In Kojiki, the Chamberlain translation speaks of Susanowo dropping a flayed "piebald horse" into the weaving hall of the sun goddess, which is what causes her to shut her self up behind the rock door of heaven. Pinto and piebald are the same type of horse.

The kanji used in Kojiki is 斑 and more modernly either pronounced buchi or as fuiri (斑入り). That's the most traditional reference for what you want, I think.

Janet Rosen
04-11-2008, 07:43 PM
Thank you! I guess nishoku it shall be...