1. upper reaches (of a river); upper streamAntonym: 下 しも
2. top; upper part; upper half (of the body)
3. long ago
4. beginning; first
5. person of high rank (e.g. the emperor)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo), See also 御上
6. government; imperial court
7. imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto); capital region (i.e. Kansai); region (or direction of) the imperial palaceSee also 上方 かみがた
8. head (of a table)
9. wife; mistress (of a restaurant)Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo)


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