Words — 2 found

1. setting off the night before one normally would have departed, travelling in a different direction, spending the night there, and leaving for one's destination in the morning (done to avoid travelling in an unlucky direction; a common practice during the Heian period)Archaism, See also 方塞がり, See also 方違へ所
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1. place where one spends the night to avoid travelling in an unlucky directionArchaism, See also 方違え, See also 方塞がり, the へ is pronounced as え in this word
Other forms
方違へ所 【かたたがへどころ】
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Kanji — 2 found

4 strokes. JLPT N4. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2.
direction, person, alternative
Kun: かた -かた -がた
On: ホウ
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13 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high.
difference, differ
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